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It provides the NNTP capabilities required for small local news spools on installations with NNTP access only through limited ISP accounts. It works well via a dialup SLIP/PPP connection.
It seems to be faster than using suck over a modem link.
README from newsx ammended by Adrian Bridgett <email@example.com> IMPORTANT: ---------- Debian newsx has a wrapper script designed to call newsx correctly for either C News or INN installations. The wrapper scripts calls the newsx binary /usr/lib/news/bin/newsx.real with the correct options. NewsX - An NNTP client for posting and fetching news =========================== more»
NewsX - Frequently Asked Questions ================================== Is there a way to make NewsX fetch articles more quickly? Try adding the following option: --window 10 You could even try with a larger number. This feature is normally safe with NNTP, but is not enabled by default since the method of operation is not explicitly mentioned in RFC-977. How do I find out about f more»
NEWSQ(1) NEWSQ(1) NAME newsq - list news server outgoing queue SYNOPSIS newsq [ options ] [ hostname... ] DESCRIPTION Unless options dictate otherwise, newsq lists the current outgoing queue for the specified hosts. If no name is given, the queues of all external news hosts are shown. OPTIONS more»
NEWSX(8) NEWSX(8) NAME newsx - news ser more»
newsx (0.11-5) unstable frozen; urgency=low * hopefully corrected rnews path (closes 19965) * w more»
$Id: NEWS,v 1.12 1997/08/14 13:39:31 src Exp $ NEWSX HISTORY ------------- V0.1? - ?? Aug 1997 more»
Interrupt kills current incoming batch??? Have option to get the current list of ALL newsgroups a more»