[Default] In alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent, (Ralph Fox) wrote in
Post by Ralph Fox Post by (PeteCresswell)
If I wanted to keep reading alt.mountain-bike now that
Verizon has dropped all the alt. groups - and I didn't want to
use GoogleGroups - and I didn't want to hook into another news
group server - what's the news group server functionality that
would prevent me from running my own news group server software
on my own PC and just accumulating alt.Mountain-Bike traffic?
Ways your own newsgroup server can accumulate alt.Mountain-Bike traffic ...
1. Your server can hook into another newsgroup server.
There are two options...
1.1 Get a client account on another newsgroup server.
Your newsgroup server uses a 'suck' feed.
1.2 Get a server-to-server peering agreement with another
But if you don't want to hook into another newsgroup server...
2. You can post to your own server and accumulate your own posts.
You won't see anyone else's posts on your newsgroup server.
Other people won't see your posts on their newsgroup servers.
3. You can allow other people to post using your newsgroup server.
Note: if you are not hooking into another newsgroup server, then
other people may not want to post on your server. Their posts
would not be seen on other newsgroup servers, only by you.
I do run my own news-server, but for different reasons. It's a function
of my mailserver, and it allows me to suck down the feeds that I want at
regular intervals (I still have to click on "get new headers" to pull
items into Agent, but it's pulling them across a GHz ethernet for a
total distance of about 12 feet, so it's quite sprightly).
It also allows me to do some post-download processing: there are scripts
that run when retrieving news articles that e.g. delete anything posted
to > 2 groups, delete anything crossposted to certain groups, and flag
up articles posted via Google groups or via certain hosts that have a
very high spam content.
There's a free version for home use, called Mailtraq4free, which will do
all of the above and give you a mailserver with up to 4 mailboxes.
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