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The suck/rpost combination allows you to run your own INN/CNEWS site, controlling where you get your news, and where you post outgoing articles. Suck/rpost use only standard NNTP commands that are used by your favorite news reader (like tin, knews, trn) such as POST and ARTICLE. If you can use tin or knews against an NNTP site, than you can use Suck/Rpost and have multiple site feeds.
NOTE: Suck will not work with obsolete NNTP servers that can't handle the xhdr command.
System administrator may use the get-news script located in /usr/sbin to install a newsfeed : See /etc/suck/get-news.conf and the man page get-news.8 Suck has been compiled with the defaults options except for : Default location of history file : "/var/lib/news/history" (can be overridden from command line) Timeout if no read after 180 seconds. (can be overridden from command line) more»
There are two GUIs now included with Suck. 1. perl/header.pl - This is a perl/Tk program to view articles headers and add them to suckothermsgs. 2. java/Suck.class - This is a Java GUI for running a suck script. See the README in each directory for more details.
Starting wich Suck-3.10.0, suck now supports a second type of killfiles. The original killfiles have not changed, and are still fully supported. In addition to the original killfiles, suck now supports killfiles that are processed by on data received from the XOVER command, not from the articles themselves. The master killfile for this set is called "suckxover". Using the normal killfiles, suc more»
PREFACE ======= Original Author - Tim Smith (address unknown) Maintainers - March 1995 - Sven Goldt more»
GET-NEWS(8) GET-NEWS(8) NAME get-news - Debia more»
suck (4.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low get-news has been completely rewritten. While not 100% bug- more»
LMOVE(1) LMOVE(1) NAME lmove - move art more»
RPOST(1) RPOST(1) NAME rpost - post an more»