An Introduction to INN

INN was designed for handling news on very large systems with complex connections and configuration problems. INN contains an NNTP component but is noticeably faster when downloading and handling newsgroups than NNTP alone. Luckily, INN can be quickly configured for most basic Linux setups. I look at setting up INN on a typical Red Hat Linux system using a dial-up connection to an ISP using TCP/IP because this is the most common configuration. One problem with INN is a lack of good documentation. To date, no one has spent the time to produce a good public domain HOW-TO file about configuring and maintaining INN on Linux systems, but there is an INN FAQ, among other things, available from the INN home page at http://www.isc.org/inn.html ...

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