Thanks for the reply.

My server has a static IP (optonline.net) that has no ports blocked. From my laptop client I can connect to news.optonline.net and grab a full feed of all the newsgroups. What I'm trying to do is setup my own news server using news.optonline.net as a peer. The error I get from my client when I connect to my local news server is: "No newsgroups found" even though I have the full list of newsgroups from isc.org installed. I haven't been able to find a how-to on the internet (The FreeBSDDiary has a workable how-to that only addresses a local news server) and the instructions listed on the isc-inn site don't seem to address my issue.


/var/log/messages show no errors that relate to inn*

Has anyone set up a n INN server on freebsd, successfuly?


Steve Bertrand wrote:
Tim Kellers wrote:
I've spent  couple of days getting /usr/ports/news/inn set up on a
dedicated server and most of the local features are working.  I've
loaded the newsgroups and the active files from
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG, restarted the server and set up an
upstream peer  collect articles.
But my client claims I have no newsgroups installed.  Does anyone have a
hint on further configuration or can someone point me to a resource that
might clarify the steps to proper configuration?

I've no experience on configuring a news server, but perhaps it would
help if you could share your existing config that you believe works.

Perhaps your client is on a network that forbids direct access to port
NNTP. If your client is on a different network than the one you are
serving off of, perhaps port NNTP is being blocked or otherwise filtered.

${networks} sometimes filter/rate limit/block outright ports that they
*claim* to be overloading their network [0], but no proof has yet been
supplied. Some ${networks} say that specific ports/protocols that may be
used for illegal file sharing are to blame. [1].

Start by stating the *exact* error message your client is getting... if
you can extract such a thing from (him|her), then provide anything you
can find in your NNTP server logfile(s).

Steve


[0]: http://tinyurl.com/l8lo9z
[1]: personally, I use uTorrent frequently to download/re-upload FreeBSD
releases, whitepapers, books and other legitimate content. If I was
throttled because I'm using a certain protocol to perform legitimate
tasks, I'd be PISSED

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