From: Kain, Becki <>
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 14:13:23 EDT
My Original question

I know a lot of people don't run news servers any longer, but for those who do, can you recommned a free server?  I was thinking INN but I've heard good things about Diablo too.

thanks for all the responses and it seems that not a lot of people are running their own servers.  

Chris Josephes said "The last NNTP software package I ran was Cyclone, from bCandid.  It's commercial software, but it runs well, and requires almost no
administration.  I've heard a lot of good things about Diablo
(, but I've never used it.  I ran INNd in
the past, but it didn't perform well for the demands of my environment.  If you're only doing reading and posting, a NNTP Proxy might be a good
solution as well.  Most sites are switching to proxies to cut down on
bandwidth costs.

Warren Brennan said "Although I have not worked with NNTP servers in quite a while, I did have experience with Typhoon and found it quite good. Typhoon was good for it's time, but I am not sure what is new out there."

Karl Vogel suggested (from a previous email that I had sent about sizing the disk specifically for running a news server on it) "If you're using INN, there's an option to use large disk files as rotating buffers for articles; I think it's called "cycbufs" in the configuration instructions.  You might want to use that instead of messing with disk sizing."

and that's about it for the responses.  thanks to everyone!

Received on Wed May 23 19:13:23 2001

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