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Linux.ie: Installing & Configuring LeafnodeMay 13, 2000, 16:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eddie Benton)
[ Thanks to Ken Guest for this link. ]
"The reason why most News clients cannot read news offline is because they only deal with messages one at a time, downloading and displaying them as you select them. This is where Leafnode comes in, Leafnode provides all of the functions available in news readers such as Outlook Express with a few extra features (such as intelligent bandwidth handling and newsgroup independant message expiration."
"There are three parts to Leafnode, each as important as each other..."
"Fetchnews: This program is responsible for retrieving messages from the server that you use. This is the program to run when you want to synchronise your offline news with news on the Internet. Fetchnews also takes care of delivering any posts that you have made."
"Leafnode: This is a server daemon that runs on your machine. This part of the program serves all your messages on a server on your machine. (This is why you are able to read news offline as you are connecting to your machine and not one on the Internet.)"
"Texpire: This part takes care of removing messages that are more than a certian number of days old, the options for expiring messages can be controlled through the very simple config file which I will cover later in this tutorial. In the unlikely event that you will want to keep every message that you have ever recieved, you can disable expiration by setting expire = to an impossibly high number."
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