Re: Any free news server ?

Thomas C Kinnen ( (no email) )
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 09:18:27 -0400

>but i was looking for free news server software, not free newsfeeds from
>news servers on the internet.
>know of any ? all i could find are DNEWS and MetaInfo NewsChannel - and
>they're not freeware.

My suggestions are (in order):

1) Invest $40 and get a copy of Linux on CD (Or download for free). It has
inn and cnews. You'll need a separate box if pulling a good size news feed
anyway. Cheapest.

2) Register Dnews or MetaInfo.

3) Use Exchange 5.x as it supports both push and pull newsfeeds. I will
warn you though it CAN NOT handle a full news feed on 5.0 (16GB information
store size limit and too slow). It's possible with some of the new hardware
that it might now with 5.5.

4) Port inn to NT.