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author Andrew Strong <>2010-05-11 22:25:31 +0200
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Leafnode 2 is an NNTP proxy server intended for small sites, where
there are few users and little disk space, but where a large number of
groups is desired. It can also be used to give a regular newsreader
-off-line functionality. The leafnode program itself is the server while
-the programs fetchnews and texpire transport the news and expire old
-articles respectively.
+off-line functionality.
-There is a little work to do to install this program effectively, all
+There is some work to do to install this program effectively, all
of which is clearly set out in the README file contained in the source.
-It is strongly advised for you to read it thoroughly before installing
-leafnode. Below is a quick sketch of the requirements for Leafnode setup:
+It is strongly advised that you read this file thoroughly before
+installing Leafnode 2. In summary you need to:
-After the installation, you need to:
-1. Ensure $NNTPSERVER or /etc/nntpserver point to localhost.
+1. Ensure $NNTPSERVER or /etc/nntpserver points to 'localhost'.
2. Set /etc/inetd.conf so leafnode is executed for incoming NNTP connections.
- nntp stream tcp nowait news /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/leafnode
-3. Set /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow to protect the server. See the
- /etc/hosts.deny: leafnode: ALL
- /etc/hosts.allow: leafnode:
-4. Create /etc/leafnode/config and adjust settings as required. A sample
- file - /etc/leafnode/config.example - is already there.
+3. Set /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow to protect the server.
+4. Create /etc/leafnode/config and adjust settings as required.
5. Set cronjobs for fetchnews and texpire.
-6. Fetch the newsgroup list from your server.
- /usr/sbin/fetchnews -vv
- /usr/sbin/texpire -vv
- ** texpire will make sure the leafnode news spool is in working order.
-7. Set your newsreader to use the localhost leafnode.
+6. Fetch the newsgroup list from the upstream server.
+7. Set your newsreader to use 'localhost'.
-All of this is carefully written up in the README file of the source code and I
-stress again the importance of reading that file thorougly. You may also want
-to read the following guides:
-The below guide is specifically aimed at slackware users and details concise
-and quickl instructions on how to get a good leafnode install up and working:
+You may also want to read the following guide:
-While the guide below is not specifically written for Slackware, it offers
-many good tips and many ideas for scripts to make working with
-leafnode easier.