Configuring a Netnews client
SCS netnews servers support any NNTP-based netnews reader. Among SCS-supported email clients, for example, Thunderbird and Evolution can be configured to read netnews. Your choice of netnews server will depend on which platform you intend to use:
- On a Facilitized Unix/Linux host:
- On a Mac or Windows PC, you have two options:
- Use the host "DNNTP.SRV.CS.CMU.EDU" as your NNTP server
- If you also have a Facilitized Unix/Linux desktop machine, you can use it as your NNTP server, which arrangement will be a bit faster than using "DNNTP.SRV.CS.CMU.EDU": Set the NNTP server variable in your client to be the name of your Unix/Linux host and also add the client's hostname to the server's /etc/dnntp_access file. Create the file, if necessary, with the hostname on a line by itself. See the "dnntpd" Unix `man page for details.
Access to our NNTP servers is restricted to SCS hosts only. If you wish to read netnews via our servers from a non-SCS IP address, contact the SCS HelpDesk, <firstname.lastname@example.org>