• Questions about JAMNNTPD

    From Flavio Bessa@4:801/189.1 to All on Mon Sep 26 11:20:32 2016
    Hello everybody.

    I am currently taking part on an initiative for expanding the user base for Fido here at Zone 4, and many of the people I talk to express interest into returning to Fido, but using some NNTP client and accessing the echos using NNTP.

    We are currently doing some tests with some applications and mostly with the NNTP daemon from Mystic which is working fine, but we always have the issue that the NNTP clients we have been using so far are able to post only messages to All, which is a "limitation" from the NNTP service as well.

    I was wondering if JAMNNTPD has any advantages over this method, or/if there is a NNTP client software that can work in this regard.

    Regards,

    Flavio

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360.8110 to Flavio Bessa on Mon Sep 26 18:33:34 2016

    Hello Flavio!

    26 Sep 16 11:20, you wrote to all:

    We are currently doing some tests with some applications and mostly with the NNTP daemon from Mystic which is working fine, but we always have the issue that the NNTP clients we have been using so far
    are able to post only messages to All, which is a "limitation" from
    the NNTP service as well.

    With JamNNTPd you can manually enter the first line

    "to: John Doe".

    Also when replying, JamNNTPd will read the sender name and add it as receiver to the reply message.

    Tommi

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Flavio Bessa on Tue Sep 27 12:03:28 2016

    26 Sep 16 11:20, you wrote to All:

    I am currently taking part on an initiative for expanding the user
    base for Fido here at Zone 4, and many of the people I talk to express interest into returning to Fido, but using some NNTP client and
    accessing the echos using NNTP.

    those would be end users only... not full nodes or points...

    We are currently doing some tests with some applications and mostly
    with the NNTP daemon from Mystic which is working fine, but we always
    have the issue that the NNTP clients we have been using so far are
    able to post only messages to All, which is a "limitation" from the
    NNTP service as well.

    news articles are not written to any specific individual... news articles are to everyone so they do not have a "To:" field...

    I was wondering if JAMNNTPD has any advantages over this method, or/if there is a NNTP client software that can work in this regard.

    JAMNNTPd is the *only* news server that has this capability... the client doesn't matter... as i understand it, the capability only works for replies and not for new posts but i may be wrong about that... i've never seen a new news article that contained a To: name originating from a JAMNNTPd server...

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/0.3001 to mark lewis on Tue Sep 27 21:27:22 2016
    On 27.9.2016 12:03, mark lewis wrote:

    i've never seen a new news article that contained a To: name
    originating from a JAMNNTPd server...

    I have. ;)

    'Tommi

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Tommi Koivula on Wed Sep 28 08:33:49 2016
    Hi! Tommi,

    On 09/27/2016 09:27 PM, you wrote to mark lewis:

    On 27.9.2016 12:03, mark lewis wrote:

    i've never seen a new news article that contained a To: name
    originating from a JAMNNTPd server...

    I have. ;)

    Quick! Tag it & bag it! 8-)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/189.1 to Tommi Koivula on Thu Sep 29 20:09:39 2016
    Hello Tommi.

    26 Sep 16 18:33, you wrote to me:

    fine, but we always have the issue that the NNTP clients we have
    been using so far are able to post only messages to All, which is
    a "limitation" from the NNTP service as well.

    With JamNNTPd you can manually enter the first line

    "to: John Doe".

    Also when replying, JamNNTPd will read the sender name and add it as receiver to the reply message.

    That's awesome! Is there any JAMNNTPD site that I can use for testing purposes?

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  • From Flavio Bessa@4:801/189.1 to mark lewis on Thu Sep 29 20:10:37 2016
    Hello mark.

    27 Sep 16 12:03, you wrote to me:

    I am currently taking part on an initiative for expanding the
    user base for Fido here at Zone 4, and many of the people I talk
    to express interest into returning to Fido, but using some NNTP
    client and accessing the echos using NNTP.

    those would be end users only... not full nodes or points...

    That's fine. More than increasing the number of BBSs into Zone 4, we need more users. :)

    And news clients allow us to bring on wider range of people that would like to participate, but doesn't have all the energy required to access a BBS system and go through all messages via a telnet client or even download a QWK package. :)

    We are currently doing some tests with some applications and
    mostly with the NNTP daemon from Mystic which is working fine,
    but we always have the issue that the NNTP clients we have been
    using so far are able to post only messages to All, which is a
    "limitation" from the NNTP service as well.

    news articles are not written to any specific individual... news
    articles are to everyone so they do not have a "To:" field...

    Indeed. I wasn't aware of that, only after I started to test the Mystic's NNTP server I realized that.

    I was wondering if JAMNNTPD has any advantages over this method,
    or/if there is a NNTP client software that can work in this
    regard.

    JAMNNTPd is the *only* news server that has this capability... the
    client doesn't matter... as i understand it, the capability only works
    for replies and not for new posts but i may be wrong about that...
    i've never seen a new news article that contained a To: name
    originating from a JAMNNTPd server...

    Nice! Will give it a try.

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/6 to Flavio Bessa on Fri Sep 30 10:10:06 2016

    FB>> fine, but we always have the issue that the NNTP clients we have
    FB>> been using so far are able to post only messages to All, which is
    FB>> a "limitation" from the NNTP service as well.

    TK> With JamNNTPd you can manually enter the first line

    TK> "to: John Doe".

    TK> Also when replying, JamNNTPd will read the sender name and add it as
    TK> receiver to the reply message.

    That's awesome! Is there any JAMNNTPD site that I can use for testing purposes?

    Of course! :) See http://fidonews.mine.nu

    'Tommi

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Flavio Bessa on Fri Sep 30 13:03:38 2016
    Is there any JAMNNTPD site that I can use for testing purposes?

    There's a list in each issue of the Fidonews.





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