Managing Usenet, written by two of the foremost authorities on Usenet administration, gives system administrators and Internet service providers concrete advice-until now, largely undocumented-on setting up and handling a news system.
Managing Usenet covers C News and INN, the two most widely used news relayers on UNIX systems. It explains, step-by-step, the basics of starting a Netnews system, from getting a news feed, to building and installing the news software, to keeping everything running smoothly. It covers critical information for running everything from a single news server inside your organization to complicated systems with multiple servers, several incoming news feeds, and multiple outgoing feeds to outside hosts. Managing Usenet also offers guidelines to help you make sure that your system is capable of handling news volume today-and in the future.
David Lawrence has been the moderator of news.announce.newgroups, the clearinghouse for the creation of new mainstream newsgroups, since February 1991. He spent five years as the news system administrator for UUNET Technologies and recently took a position with the Internet Software Consortium, where he can concentrate on programming freely available software for the Internet community. His current Usenet responsibilities include maintenance of the mainstream newsgroup namespace and management of the worldwide database of newsgroup moderators. He lives in Underhill Center, VT.
By Henry Spencer & David Lawrence
1st Edition January 1998 (US)
508 pages, 1-56592-198-4, $32.95 (US$)
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