• NNTP question

    From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to ALL on Sat Apr 9 11:21:00 2022
    A sysop on another network was asking if my system supports NNTP for the purpose of BBS network connections. I do have the NNTP server running and answering inbounds for users. Is there a way to use it for BBS networking
    and to be able to restrict which echos that the NNTP node can pick up that
    way?

    Seems like a long time ago I did it by user access level, but that only
    works if you have one system, or systems that are all accessing the same network(s).

    Thanks!


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sat Apr 9 11:46:40 2022
    Re: NNTP question
    By: Dumas Walker to ALL on Sat Apr 09 2022 11:21 am

    A sysop on another network was asking if my system supports NNTP for the purpose of BBS network connections. I do have the NNTP server running and answering inbounds for users. Is there a way to use it for BBS networking and to be able to restrict which echos that the NNTP node can pick up that way?

    Sure. The NNTP node needs a user account on your BBS. Normally, you'd give that account the 'Q' restriction and nntpservice.js has special handline for such Q-restricted users (network nodes).
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Sun Apr 10 07:54:30 2022
    Re: NNTP question
    By: Dumas Walker to ALL on Sat Apr 09 2022 11:21 am

    A sysop on another network was asking if my system supports NNTP for the purpose of BBS network connections. I do have the NNTP server running and answering inbounds for users. Is there a way to use it for BBS networking and to be able to restrict which echos that the NNTP node can pick up that way?

    Seems like a long time ago I did it by user access level, but that only works if you have one system, or systems that are all accessing the same network(s).

    Thanks!



    you mean for msg networks?
    yes, it's easy for synchronet bbses to link up that way.
    it's the easiest way.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Apr 10 11:16:00 2022
    A sysop on another network was asking if my system supports NNTP for the purpose of BBS network connections. I do have the NNTP server running and answering inbounds for users. Is there a way to use it for BBS networking and to be able to restrict which echos that the NNTP node can pick up that way?

    Sure. The NNTP node needs a user account on your BBS. Normally, you'd give tha
    account the 'Q' restriction and nntpservice.js has special handline for such Q
    estricted users (network nodes).

    OK, I think that is what I am looking for. That would give them access to
    any network that is QWK networkable, which would prevent them from
    bothering any NIMBYs in FIDO echos that might take offense. :)

    Thanks!


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Dumas Walker on Mon Apr 11 06:45:00 2022
    Dumas Walker wrote to DIGITAL MAN <=-

    OK, I think that is what I am looking for. That would give them access
    to any network that is QWK networkable, which would prevent them from bothering any NIMBYs in FIDO echos that might take offense. :)

    A couple of years back, a sysop declined my application to their network,
    but they had open NNTP. I initially kept up with the network via a news client, but ended up polling his news server with Synchronet and tossing messages into one of my user bases.

    I kept the ACL at LEVEL 90 so I'd be the only one to read them, but it's
    good to know there's a more comprehensive method.




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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Apr 11 22:43:30 2022
    Re: Re: NNTP question
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Dumas Walker on Mon Apr 11 2022 06:45 am


    Dumas Walker wrote to DIGITAL MAN <=-

    OK, I think that is what I am looking for. That would give them access to any network that is QWK networkable, which would prevent them from bothering any NIMBYs in FIDO echos that might take offense. :)

    A couple of years back, a sysop declined my application to their network, but they had open NNTP. I initially kept up with the network via a news client, but ended up polling his news server with Synchronet and tossing messages into one of my user bases.

    I kept the ACL at LEVEL 90 so I'd be the only one to read them, but it's good to know there's a more comprehensive method.


    you mean you imported his msgs via nntp to your MSG BASES?

    if you changed the access and if anybody posted they'd be using your name so you didnt accomplish much. he didnt lock you out of his msg bases, either.
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