I’ll definitely be following this as I’ve been interested in running an nntp server for a few months now. I’ve briefly looked into older software like leafnode, but there is some abiguity when it comes to things like IPv6 support. It’s feels very similar to shoehornimg old BBS software into a more modern environment.
Yeah I looked at leafnode but hell these old protocols confuse the hell out of me. I know I should read more into them.
Well actually the protocol ain’t bad, the implmentations are confusing as hell.
Anyways, I digress, I looked at leafnode but it wanted me to setup more stuff (I think a mail server, Idk, I don’t know how to do that). WendzeNNTPd was amazingly easy to setup and get running and working with posts coming in and out. It is amazing.
Side note I wanted to add. I know the developer and there are still some features needing to be added such as the functionality for it to sync articles with other NNTP servers which is obviously quite common (e.g. Usenet).
There are a few NNTP-NNTP sync tools available in the meantime.
Such as? I am interested to find out what is available as setting something up like that is on my todo list.
https://github.com/dustin/nntpsucka is a useful start. If I remember some of the other solutions I’ll update you - most are quite old and my memory fails me at the moment.
Awesome. Thanks. I will try this out probably tonight then.
I will setup two wendezelNNTPds and then nntpsuckas in both I assume (for bidirectional sync (I haven’t read how it works yet, gonna click the link now)).
It seems the most classic solution (suck and rpost) has also been recently updated - https://github.com/lazarus-pkgs/suck