nntp fiddling

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at backtobasicsmgmt.com
Sun Jan 4 20:40:55 EST 2004

Ken Murchison wrote:

>> There is no overlap between the groups from the different servers, and 
>> grouping them is easy with wildcard matching:
>> cups.*
>> microsoft.*
>> infragistics.*
>> everything else
> OK, so you need the newspeer option to be a *list* of peers?  But you 
> *don't* need fetchnews to track the newsgroups by host?

Forgive my inability to answer that at this point, I haven't studied the 
Cyrus NNTP support documentation yet. Here is what I like to do:

(A) mirror about a dozen newsgroups from news.west.cox.net (my ISP, 
Usenet groups)
(B) mirror about a dozen newsgroups from news.microsoft.com (public NNTP 
(C) mirror six newsgroups from news.easysw.com (public NNTP server)
(D) mirror about ten newsgroups from news.infragistics.com (public NNTP 

I read _and_ post to most of these groups. No single group comes from 
more than one place, though, each group has only a single server that I 
will use to get and post messages for that group.

I don't know that if that answers your questions or not... but I suspect 
this sort of arrangement will be a common usage of Cyrus' NNTP support 
(for those places that don't arrange for feeds). In fact, if you want to 
use any of these non-Usenet groups that corporations/etc. provide, 
you'll never get a feed and have to use reader mode.

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