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'news' section

/main/brag/brag

Downloads and assembles multipart Usenet binaries

Brag collects and assembles multipart binary attachments from newsgroups. This is a robust command-line tool, well suited to run as a cron job. * Collects and downloads multipart binary attachments * Supported encodings: uuencode, MIME base64 and yenc * Filters messages using accept/reject patterns * Optionally saves message subjects * Supports NNTP authentication * Supports non-default NNTP ports * Can combine parts from different newsgroups or even different servers * Bulletproof: Restarts from the last successful operation.


utilities for creating and verifying Usenet cancel locks

Cancel locks are used by Usenet article posters to authenticate their authorship of an article. It may then by used by servers to prevent cancel and supersede abuse. The use of this feature remains the newsmaster's decision. . This package contains a simple utility wrapping the canlock library, which may be used for both the generation and the verification of cancel locks, along with a message header parser and a header field parser.

/main/gup/gup

let a remote site change their newsgroups subscription

Gup, the Group Update Program is a Unix mail-server that lets a remote site change their newsgroups subscription without requiring the intervention of the news administrator at the feed site. . Gup is suited to news administrators that find they are spending an inordinate amount of time editing the INN newsfeeds file on behalf of the remote sites.

/main/inn/inn

News transport system `InterNetNews' by the ISC and Rich Salz

This is INN version 1.x, provided for smaller sites which do not need the complexity of INN 2.x. Large sites should use Debian's inn2 package instead. . The news transport is the part of the system that stores the articles and the lists of which groups are available and so on, and provides those articles on request to users. It receives news (either posted locally or from a newsfeed site), files it, and passes it on to any downstream sites. Each article is kept for a period of time and then deleted (this is known as `expiry'). . By default Debian's INN will install in a fairly simple `local-only' configuration. . In order to make use of the services provided by INN you'll have to use a user-level newsreader program such as pan. The newsreader is the program that fetches articles from the server and shows them to the user, remembering which the user has seen so that they don't get shown again. It also provides the posting interface for the user.


NNTP client news injector, from InterNetNews (INN)

'inews' is the program that newsreaders call when the user wishes to post an article; it does a few elementary checks and passes the article on to the news server for posting. . This version is the one from Rich Salz's InterNetNews news transport system (which is also available as a Debian package).

/main/inn2/inn2

'InterNetNews' news server

This package provides INN 2.x, which is a very complex news server daemon useful for big sites. The 'inn' package still exists for smaller sites which do not need the complexity of INN 2.x. . The news transport is the part of the system that stores the articles and the lists of which groups are available and so on, and provides those articles on request to users. It receives news (either posted locally or from a newsfeed site), files it, and passes it on to any downstream sites. Each article is kept for a period of time and then deleted (this is known as 'expiry'). . By default Debian's INN will install in a fairly simple 'local-only' configuration. . In order to make use of the services provided by INN you'll have to use a user-level newsreader program such as pan. The newsreader is the program that fetches articles from the server and shows them to the user, remembering which the user has seen so that they don't get shown again. It also provides the posting interface for the user.


NNTP Server allowing newsreaders to access a JAM messagebase

JamNNTPd is an attempt to merge Fidonet technology with modern Usenet newsreaders. Basically, JamNNTPd is NNTP server that allows newsreaders to access a JAM messagebase. (If you didn't understand a word of this, you may not want to use JamNNTPd anyway).

/main/kdepim/knode

graphical news reader

KNode is an easy-to-use, convenient newsreader. It is intended to be usable by inexperienced users, but also includes support for such features as MIME attachments, article scoring, and creating and verifying GnuPG signatures. . This package is part of the KDE PIM module.

/main/kdepim4/knode

graphical news reader

KNode is an easy-to-use, convenient newsreader. It is intended to be usable by inexperienced users, but also includes support for such features as MIME attachments, article scoring, and creating and verifying GnuPG signatures. . This package is part of the KDE PIM module.

/main/knews/knews

Graphical threaded news reader

Knews is an X11 based thread-oriented news reader. It is capable of representing threads as a graphical tree, represents quotations with different colors and much more. . Also included here is knewsd, a tiny NNTP daemon which can read news from a spool directory or even from a mail folder hierarchy, for use when you don't have a real server available. There is no guarantee that it will work with any client other than knews, so it is not packaged separately.


NNTP server for small sites

Leafnode is a news server suitable for small, limited-bandwidth sites with only a few users ('leaf' sites). It keeps track of which groups are being read, and downloads only articles in those groups. Leafnode has been designed to require no maintenance and to be easy to set up. . Perl is required to use some optional features of the package for handling very low volume newsgroups.


Downloads information from NNTP server

NGLister is a simple program designed to download information from an NNTP server. It can download lists of newsgroups (active file), newgroup descriptions (newsgroups file), etc.

/main/nn/nn

Heavy-duty USENET news reader (curses-based client)

The motto of nn is its expanded name, which is "No News is good news, but nn is better", and the nn newsreader is designed to let you minimize the amount of time you spend reading news (or, more realistically, to allow you to follow even more newsgroups :-). . Nn allows you to quickly select articles of interest and skip the rest. It also supports efficient article killing and selection of articles by author and subject. . This version of nn reads news from a news server via NNTP (the Network News Transfer Protocol), and can make use of your NNTP server's NOV database, if configured. You must have a news server available - large sites usually provide a site-wide server. (For those familiar with 'nn', this is a client-only version.)

/main/pan/pan

newsreader based on GTK2, which looks like Forte Agent

Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike. It has all the typical features found in newsreaders and also supports offline newsreading, sophisticated filtering, multiple connections, and a number of extra features for power users and alt.binaries fans.


simple and extensible NNTP server

Papercut is a simple NNTP server. Its main objective is to integrate existing web based message board software with an Usenet front-end. . However, using Python, new article containers can be added to store and retrieve messages from various source and formats. . This package contains the following storage classes: - Phorum web bulletin board (on MySQL or PostgreSQL), - phpBB web bulletin board, - PHPNuke/NukeBB web bulletin board, - proxying another NNTP server, - simple MySQL database, - maildirs, - mboxes. . Please note that Papercut is only a NNTP server, not a full-featured news transport system. It does not handle newsfeeding or other usual news software features.


post periodic FAQs to Usenet newsgroups

The purpose of this package is to handle the posting of periodic informational postings to the USENET using cron. . For this it adds appropriate Message-ID, Expires, Supersedes, and References headers.

/main/sinntp/sinntp

tiny non-interactive NNTP client

sinntp is a tiny NNTP client originally designed to work in non-interactive mode. Following commands are supported: - nntp-push: sending articles to the server, - nntp-pull: fetching new articles to the mbox file, - nntp-list: listing available newsgroups, - nntp-get: downloading individual messages in RFC822 format.

/main/slrn/slrnpull

pulls a small newsfeed from an NNTP server

Slrnpull pulls a small newsfeed, from an NNTP server, to a local news spool directory. The news spool can be used by news readers (such as slrn), which can read a local news spool without an NNTP server. . In combination with the slrn news reader, slrnpull can provide true offline news reading. You can tell slrnpull to download headers only, mark interesting ones for download with slrn and fetch those article bodies during the next run of slrnpull. . Slrnpull also has the ability to killfile articles so that they will not be downloaded from the server.

/main/slrn/slrn

threaded text-mode news reader

Slrn is a threaded news reader with color support that is designed to read news fast over slow links. . Slrn can read usenet news via NNTP or directly from a local news spool. . Slrn can be heavily customized from its rc file, and even includes a built in macro language. There is also support for killfiles and article scoring.


shows X-Faces from a newsposting on an X11 terminal emulator

The slrnface helper utility can be used from the slrn and the tin news reader to show X-Faces in Usenet articles when they are run from an X11 terminal emulator. It is not intended to be run directly from the command line.

/main/sn/sn

Small NNTP server for leaf sites

sn is a small news system for small sites serving perhaps a few dozen newsgroups, and with a slow connection to the internet. It is similar to leafnode (ftp.troll.no, by Arnt Gulbrandsen). The target user is a home or SOHO with a single modem connection to the Internet, maybe running IP masq or similar, and serving a few workstations.


Extracts useful statistics out of a newsgroup or mailing list

This program may be useful to analyze newsgroups or mailing lists with respect to authors, messages length and frequency, and so on. . At this moment, it operates on local spools only (it has neither NNTP nor HTTP capabilities); the spool has to store one message per file in traditional mbox format.

/main/suck/suck

small newsfeed from an NNTP server with standard NNTP commands

This package contains software for copying news from an NNTP server to your local machine, and copying replies back up to an NNTP server. . The suck/rpost combination allows you to run your own INN/CNEWS site, controlling where you get your news, and where you post outgoing articles. Suck/rpost use only standard NNTP commands that are used by your favorite news reader (like tin, knews, trn) such as POST and ARTICLE. If you can use tin or knews against an NNTP site, than you can use Suck/Rpost and have multiple site feeds. . NOTE: Suck will not work with obsolete NNTP servers that can't handle the xhdr command.


read your RSS feeds from your terminal

Terminews is a terminal based application (TUI) that allows you to manage RSS resources and display their news feeds.

/main/tin/tin

Full-screen easy to use Usenet newsreader

tin can read news locally (i.e. from /var/spool/news) or remotely (rtin or tin -r option) via an NNTP (Network News Transport Protocol) server.


Alternative Frontend for UUCP Batching with INN

This package provides some neat features to do UUCP batching. Partially it is logically based on send-uucp and nntpsend which were included in early versions of INN. . It is tested with INN 1 and may require tweaking with INN 2.

/main/xpn/xpn

graphical newsreader written in Python and GTK+ toolkit

With XPN you can read/write articles on the Usenet with a good MIME support. XPN can operate with all the most widespread charsets, starting from US-ASCII to UTF-8. When you edit an article XPN automatically chooses the best charset, however is always possible to override this choice. . There also other useful features like scoring, filtered views, random tag-lines, external editor support, one-key navigation, ROT13, spoiler char, ...