• Newslink Issue

    From kyonshi@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 4 11:30:20 2024
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    Hello,

    I want to connect a few chosen newsgroups to my newly installed
    Synchronet BBS. And I can access the NNTP server via tin, and it shows
    all the groups I have defined. What it doesn't do is fetch articles from
    the external server I have defined in newslink.cfg.

    I also can't seem to find event logs that concern newslink at all. Where exactly are those located?

    Thanks
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  • From kyonshi@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 4 14:16:43 2024
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On 1/4/2024 11:30 AM, kyonshi wrote:
    Hello,

    I want to connect a few chosen newsgroups to my newly installed
    Synchronet BBS. And I can access the NNTP server via tin, and it shows
    all the groups I have defined. What it doesn't do is fetch articles from
    the external server I have defined in newslink.cfg.

    I also can't seem to find event logs that concern newslink at all. Where exactly are those located?

    Thanks

    Well, the question is also: do I need a feed from another server or is a
    user account enough?
    As Synchronet seems to behave like a full server I guess I would need a
    feed?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to kyonshi on Thu Jan 4 08:38:41 2024
    Re: Re: Newslink Issue
    By: kyonshi to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 04 2024 02:16 pm


    Thanks

    Well, the question is also: do I need a feed from another server or is a user account enough?
    As Synchronet seems to behave like a full server I guess I would need a feed?

    you mean you want access to the usenet backbone? vert does not carry the usenet backbone.

    You would need to put a server and username and password into your newslink cfg file. You can then assign those usenet msg areas to areas you created on your
    bbs

    I use astraweb

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  • From kyonshi@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 4 15:59:26 2024
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On 1/4/2024 3:38 PM, MRO wrote:

    you mean you want access to the usenet backbone? vert does not carry the usenet backbone.

    You would need to put a server and username and password into your newslink cfg file. You can then assign those usenet msg areas to areas you created on your
    bbs

    I use astraweb

    I have configured the newslink.cfg file, but I used a user account for
    my server. Do I need to peer with another usenet server to be able to
    use it? (yes, the backbone, I am trying to access another nntp-server in
    this case)

    Basically I think I did everything from the newslink.txt file in docs
    (also the one in the wiki), I created the message area on the BBS, I configured the newslink.cfg file to include both the name of the server
    I want to connect with (I tried two different ones, right now eternal-september.org is in there) and gave my user credentials. I also created the entries for the message areas in the .cfg file, set the flag behind them to i, and removed the DISABLED from the beginning of the file.
    I touched newslink.now in the DATA folder and... nothing happens.
    I can access the newsgroups locally with tin and post on them, but they
    don't fetch articles from other servers.
    And I don't really know why they don't.
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  • From kyonshi@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 4 21:39:03 2024
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On 1/4/2024 3:38 PM, MRO wrote:
    To: kyonshi
    Re: Re: Newslink Issue
    By: kyonshi to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 04 2024 02:16 pm

    >
    > > Thanks
    >
    > Well, the question is also: do I need a feed from another server or is a
    > user account enough?
    > As Synchronet seems to behave like a full server I guess I would need a
    > feed?

    you mean you want access to the usenet backbone? vert does not carry the usenet backbone.

    You would need to put a server and username and password into your newslink cfg file. You can then assign those usenet msg areas to areas you created on your
    bbs

    I use astraweb

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    ah ok, I figured it out. I had a mistake in my internal codes in the newslink.cfg
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to kyonshi on Fri Jan 5 10:03:00 2024
    Re: Re: Newslink Issue
    By: kyonshi to alt.bbs.synchronet on Thu Jan 04 2024 03:59 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On 1/4/2024 3:38 PM, MRO wrote:

    you mean you want access to the usenet backbone? vert does not carry the usenet backbone.

    You would need to put a server and username and password into your newslink cfg file. You can then assign those usenet msg areas to areas
    you created on your
    bbs

    I use astraweb

    I have configured the newslink.cfg file, but I used a user account for
    my server. Do I need to peer with another usenet server to be able to
    use it? (yes, the backbone, I am trying to access another nntp-server in this case)



    set up the areas to dump into your msg subs.
    I touched newslink.now in the DATA folder and... nothing happens.
    I can access the newsgroups locally with tin and post on them, but they don't fetch articles from other servers.
    And I don't really know why they don't.

    use jsexec to run them and look at the error msgs.
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  • From kyonshi@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Jan 5 19:22:06 2024
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    On 1/5/2024 5:03 PM, MRO wrote:

    set up the areas to dump into your msg subs.
    > I touched newslink.now in the DATA folder and... nothing happens.
    > I can access the newsgroups locally with tin and post on them, but they
    > don't fetch articles from other servers.
    > And I don't really know why they don't.

    use jsexec to run them and look at the error msgs.
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    I did already solve this. Right now I am wondering how to run a
    secondary newslink.cfg file
    sorry for asking all these questions, but I am new at all this
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to kyonshi on Fri Jan 5 15:07:47 2024
    Re: Re: Newslink Issue
    By: kyonshi to alt.bbs.synchronet on Fri Jan 05 2024 07:22 pm

    I did already solve this. Right now I am wondering how to run a
    secondary newslink.cfg file

    You would create a new file (e.g. newslink2.cfg, but call it whatever you like) and pass it on the command-line to newslink.js.
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