• Alias

    From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to All on Thu May 25 10:45:46 2017
    Hello my friends,

    Have implemented JAMNNTPD here at my board and the response has been super positive. However, there are a few message networks My system participates
    that uses alias instead of real names... Is there a way that the news
    client is aware of that and makes the necessary changes?


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Flavio Bessa on Thu May 25 11:35:30 2017

    On 2017 May 25 10:45:46, you wrote to All:

    Have implemented JAMNNTPD here at my board and the response has been
    super positive. However, there are a few message networks My system participates that uses alias instead of real names... Is there a way
    that the news client is aware of that and makes the necessary changes?

    nope... the only way to do that is to ensure that the areas are in different groups and then your users will have to sign in with one account to read some groups and sign in with another account to read others... put your real name areas into one set of groups and assign their real name accounts to be able to read and write in those groups... put your alias areas into other groups and assign their alias accounts to be able to read and write those groups... hopefully you can squeeze them all into 36 groups and still maintain access restrictions for those areas that have such...

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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to mark lewis on Thu May 25 20:27:19 2017
    mark lewis -> Flavio Bessa <73@12.3634.1> wrote:

    On 2017 May 25 10:45:46, you wrote to All:

    Have implemented JAMNNTPD here at my board and the response has been
    super positive. However, there are a few message networks My system
    participates that uses alias instead of real names... Is there a way
    that the news client is aware of that and makes the necessary changes?

    nope... the only way to do that is to ensure that the areas are in
    different
    groups and then your users will have to sign in with one account to read
    some
    groups and sign in with another account to read others... put your real
    name
    areas into one set of groups and assign their real name accounts to be
    able to
    read and write in those groups... put your alias areas into other groups
    and
    assign their alias accounts to be able to read and write those groups... hopefully you can squeeze them all into 36 groups and still maintain
    access
    restrictions for those areas that have such...

    Thanks Mark! I'll go into that way then.


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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to Flavio Bessa on Sat May 27 09:42:25 2017
    "Flavio Bessa" <fcbessa@gmail.com> wrote:

    Have implemented JAMNNTPD here at my board and the response has been super positive. However, there are a few message networks My system participates that uses alias instead of real names... Is there a way that the news
    client is aware of that and makes the necessary changes?

    # <username> <password> <readgroups> <postgroups> [<realnames>]

    In the config you can define multiple names in [<realnames>] but when you post, the first one is used. However, if you do not define [<realnames>] at all, the news client will set the name field. So the user decides which name to use for posting.

    Well, perhaps the safest way is to create one account per network for every user. Then they don't accidentally post by alias to fidonet. :)

    'Tommi

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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/188 to Tommi Koivula on Sat Sep 30 11:58:31 2017
    On 27/05/17 02:42, Tommi Koivula -> Flavio Bessa wrote:

    # <username> <password> <readgroups> <postgroups> [<realnames>]

    In the config you can define multiple names in [<realnames>] but when
    you post,
     the first one is used. However, if you do not define [<realnames>] at all, the
     news client will set the name field. So the user decides which name to use for
     posting.

    Well, perhaps the safest way is to create one account per network for
    every
    user. Then they don't accidentally post by alias to fidonet. :)

    At the end of the day, I believe it's better to have two servers: One for Fido
    and the other for the othernets that use aliases.


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