Packages in the news directory

Last updated: Thu Mar 20 04:24:06 1997

tin

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Version: 97.03.17-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:59:04 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
Description:
Threaded Internet News reader Tin is a powerful text mode news reader. It features threaded news reading, regexp driven killfiles / message selections, pgp encryption, ispell support, and can read from both a local spool (/var/spool/news) or from a remote NNTP server.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), ncurses3.0

tin

*download (207 Kb)
Version: 97.03.17-1 Last modified: Wed Mar 19 22:59:03 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
Description:
Threaded Internet News reader Tin is a powerful text mode news reader. It features threaded news reading, regexp driven killfiles / message selections, pgp encryption, ispell support, and can read from both a local spool (/var/spool/news) or from a remote NNTP server.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), ncurses3.0

slrn

*download (166 Kb)
Version: 0.9.3.2-2 Last modified: Thu Mar 13 11:53:04 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Threaded News reader (fast for slow links) Slrn is a threaded news reader with color support that is designed to read news fast over slow links.

Slrn can read news via NNTP or directly from a local news spool, and its companion program, slrnpull, can manage a local news spool for you. Slrn also has GroupLens support.

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.

Depends:
perl, libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), slang0.99.34 (>=0.99.37)

leafnode

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Version: 1.0-2 Last modified: Thu Mar 13 11:52:27 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
NNTP server for small (dialup) sites Leafnode is a news server suitable for small, limited-bandwidth sites with only a few users. Leafnode keeps track of which groups are being read, and downloads only articles in those groups. Leafnode has been designed to require no maintainence and to be easy to set up.
Depends:
netbase, libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)
Conflicts:
news-transport-system

slrn

*download (174 Kb)
Version: 0.9.3.2-2 Last modified: Wed Mar 5 11:52:36 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
Threaded News reader (fast for slow links) Slrn is a threaded news reader with color support that is designed to read news fast over slow links.

Slrn can read news via NNTP or directly from a local news spool, and its companion program, slrnpull, can manage a local news spool for you. Slrn also has GroupLens support.

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.

Depends:
perl, libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0), slang0.99.34 (>=0.99.37)

inewsinn

*download (29 Kb)
Version: 1.5.1-1 Last modified: Tue Mar 4 11:52:44 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
Description:
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).

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)
Conflicts:
inews

inn-dev

*download (43 Kb)
Version: 1.5.1-1 Last modified: Tue Mar 4 11:52:43 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
Description:
The libinn.a library and manpages. You will only need this if you are going to compile news-transport programs that require the functions in libinn.a.

inn

*download (560 Kb)
Version: 1.5.1-1 Last modified: Tue Mar 4 11:52:43 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
Description:
News transport system `InterNetNews' by Rich Salz INN is Debian's preferred news transport system.

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 trn. 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.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), cron, mail-transport-agent, mailx, time, inewsinn (>= 1.5-1)
Conflicts:
inewsinn (<= 1.4unoff4-1), news-transport-system

leafnode

*download (48 Kb)
Version: 1.0-2 Last modified: Tue Feb 25 16:49:45 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
Description:
NNTP server for small (dialup) sites Leafnode is a news server suitable for small, limited-bandwidth sites with only a few users. Leafnode keeps track of which groups are being read, and downloads only articles in those groups. Leafnode has been designed to require no maintainence and to be easy to set up.
Depends:
netbase, libc5 (>= 5.4.0-0)
Conflicts:
news-transport-system

inews

*download (9 Kb)
Version: 2.1-2 Last modified: Fri Jan 17 04:01:44 1997
Architecture: all
Maintainer:
Otmar Lendl <lendl@cosy.sbg.ac.at>
Description:
A replacement for the C News inews program. This package contains a feature-enhanced and faster version of inews, written in Perl. It replaces the inews provided by C News. New features include MIME encoding and header syntax checks.
Depends:
cnews
Conflicts:
inews, inewsinn

cnews

*download (389 Kb)
Version: cr.g7-4 Last modified: Fri Jan 17 03:09:38 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Roman Hodek <Roman.Hodek@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Description:
Simple News Server for Usenet news. C News is a light weight news server suitable for small feeds. C News is very useful for keeping some usenet groups on a local system and minimizing the time you need to stay connected to the internet. The nntp package is needed for NNTP support.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), cron
Conflicts:
inn, inewsinn, news-transport-system

cnews

*download (398 Kb)
Version: cr.g7-4 Last modified: Fri Jan 17 02:49:26 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Roman Hodek <Roman.Hodek@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Description:
Simple News Server for Usenet news. C News is a light weight news server suitable for small feeds. C News is very useful for keeping some usenet groups on a local system and minimizing the time you need to stay connected to the internet. The nntp package is needed for NNTP support.
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), cron
Conflicts:
inn, inewsinn, news-transport-system

nntp

*download (61 Kb)
Version: 1.5.12.1-1 Last modified: Fri Jan 17 01:58:44 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Roman Hodek <Roman.Hodek@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Description:
A NNTP server for use with C News. This package enables the a C News server to exchange News over the Internet using the NNTP protocol. It allows remote reading over NNTP. The nntpd server is run from inetd saving resources.

Included are nntpd and the programs needed to transmit news using nntp (nntpxmit, nntpsend).

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), cnews
Conflicts:
inn

nntp

*download (64 Kb)
Version: 1.5.12.1-1 Last modified: Fri Jan 17 01:26:49 1997
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Roman Hodek <Roman.Hodek@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Description:
A NNTP server for use with C News. This package enables the a C News server to exchange News over the Internet using the NNTP protocol. It allows remote reading over NNTP. The nntpd server is run from inetd saving resources.

Included are nntpd and the programs needed to transmit news using nntp (nntpxmit, nntpsend).

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), cnews
Conflicts:
inn

suck

*download (48 Kb)
Version: 3.3.2-1 Last modified: Tue Jan 7 17:11:06 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Christophe Le Bars <clebars@debian.org>
Description:
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 a 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.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.2.18)

innfeed

*download (53 Kb)
Version: 0.9.2-1 Last modified: Tue Jan 7 16:01:54 1997
Architecture: m68k
Maintainer:
Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
Description:
This is the new INN feeder program `innfeed.' This is a program that sends a newsfeed to one or more remote hosts through NNTP. It can handle multiple connections to multiple remote hosts. It is an alternative to `nntplink' (of which there is no Debian package) or the inn-provided `send-nntp' (which is slow).
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.2.18), inn

innfeed

*download (56 Kb)
Version: 0.9.2-1 Last modified: Mon Dec 23 02:15:54 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
Description:
This is the new INN feeder program `innfeed.' This is a program that sends a newsfeed to one or more remote hosts through NNTP. It can handle multiple connections to multiple remote hosts. It is an alternative to `nntplink' (of which there is no Debian package) or the inn-provided `send-nntp' (which is slow).
Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.13-1), inn

newsx

*download (35 Kb)
Version: 0.1-1 Last modified: Wed Dec 11 16:42:48 1996
Architecture: i386
Maintainer:
Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>
Description:
An NNTP client for posting and fetching news NewsX is an NNTP client for Unix. It will connect to a remote NNTP server and post outgoing articles batched by the news system, as well as fetch incoming articles.

It provides the NNTP capabilities required for small local news spools on installations with NNTP access only through limited ISP accounts. It works well via a dialup SLIP/PPP connection.

Depends:
libc5 (>= 5.4.13-1),cnews