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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.
+There is a little 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:
+After the installation, you need to:
+1. Ensure $NNTPSERVER or /etc/nntpserver point 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.
+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.
+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:
+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.