Re: News to Mail

Greg F Frydenlund ()
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 00:53:01 PST

On Tue, 22 Apr 1997 18:07:32 +0300 (GMT+0300) Vincent Kaabunga
<> writes:

>I'm a relatively new user of ifmail, but I'd like to be
>able to use my news server to do fido echos to ifmail. I'm
>running INN and ifmail 2.8. Please assist !!

1. Edit the Areas file in ~/ifmail to reflect your fido echomail areas.

LINUX fido.LINUX fido
NET_125 fido.NET_125 fido

2. Add the following fido.* groups to your active file.

fido.LINUX 0000000000 0000000000 y
fido.NET_125 0000000000 0000000000 y

3. Edit your newsfeed file for your fido.* uplinks/downlinks.
/usr/lib/news/newsfeeds. I don't have any downlinks but
you can easily add them in here.

# echomail uplink
# gets all fido.* groups except the fido.NET_125 articles.\

# admin hub for net-125
# gets only the fido.NET_125 articles.\

4. Run the send-ifmail script in a fnet crontab to offer any spooled news
articles. If there are any articles listed in your out.going
newsfeeds files
then ifnews will place them into /var/spool/ifmail/outb directory for
uplink/downlink node.

# execute every 3ed hour at 30 and 45 min past the hour
30 */3 * * * /usr/lib/ifmail/ifmail-send
45 */3 * * * /usr/lib/ifmail/ifmail-send

5. Run ifpack in the same crontab just before you call your

# execute at 4:25 am everyday to prepare outgoing pkts.
25 4 * * * /usr/lib/ifmail/ifpack

6. Run the ifpoll script in the same crontab to poll your uplinks
You may need to edit the script to make sure you have the
correct owner for ifcico.

# call uplink at 4:30 am everyday
30 4 * * * /usr/lib/ifmail/ifpoll

I'm using tin-1.3BETA-color for my news reader and JOE for my editor. You
can also add an origin line to your articles by editing the inn.conf file. Look at the *organization* line.

You really should upgrade to ifmail-2.9, there have been several
made to the package since 2.8. In addition, there are examples in the
ifmail archive that basically cover everything I just described.

Your mileage will vary depending on your setup...:-)