Leafnode

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Leafnode

http://www.leafnode.org/
Offline news server

Leafnode is a news server designed for small sites, with a few tens of readers and only a slow link to the net. It uses very little disk space and bandwidth compared to other servers, is easily configured and maintained, and tries very hard to recover automatically from error situations. Each article is stored in a separate file. There are six programs, three essential and several add-ons. The essentials are leafnode (NNTP server-- talks to news clients and stores readership data); fetchnews (NNTP news-gatherer-- looks at stored readership data and selects groups to pull news from); and texpire, which deletes old and uninteresting news. Add-ons are applyfilter (deletes articles fitting a certain pattern); checkgroups (inserts newsgroup titles into the database; newsq (shows which news are waiting to be transferred to your upstream server).

Documentation

User README and FAQ included

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:LGPLJanet Casey15 March 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Matthias Andree Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:leafnode-list@wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
SupportNewsgroupde.comm.software.newsserver


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to useinetd or xinetd or tcpserver
Weak prerequisitecron or anacron or uoschedule (to run fetchnews and texpire at regular intervals); PCRE (http://www.pcre.org/)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.



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