Administering Usenet News Servers: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Building and Managing Internet and Intranet News Services

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Administering Usenet News Servers is an indispensable guide to planning, building and administering a robust UNIX news server. The netnews applications INN and DNEWS are thoroughly explained from both an installation and maintenance standpoint. This book also contains useful background information to help educate USENET newcomers and to demystify a topic that has, to date, been shrouded in Internet folklore. With their years of experience in information transfer, Jim McDermott and John Phillips offer a hands-on ...

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Overview

Administering Usenet News Servers is an indispensable guide to planning, building and administering a robust UNIX news server. The netnews applications INN and DNEWS are thoroughly explained from both an installation and maintenance standpoint. This book also contains useful background information to help educate USENET newcomers and to demystify a topic that has, to date, been shrouded in Internet folklore. With their years of experience in information transfer, Jim McDermott and John Phillips offer a hands-on approach to administering USENET News Servers that covers:

  • Planning you platform, connectivity and budget
  • Constructing your server, and installation and configuration of software
  • Administering your server--including Intranet access and use, security issues, and legalities
  • Regulation of employee postings to newsgroups
  • Using PERL scripts to prevent leakage of Intranet newsgroups to the internet

The accompanying CD-ROM includes all application software, utilities, and scripts necessary to implement and INN or DNEWS server and keep it running smoothly.

Administering Usenet News Servers details the installation, configuration, optimization, and ongoing management of a news server on a UNIX platform (the most common of news servers). The CD contains software, utilities, and scripts that allow readers to set up and maintain their own news servers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201419672
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
  • Publication date: 4/29/1997
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Conventions
Ch. 1 The Internet Today 3
Ch. 2 The History of USENET News 13
Ch. 3 A NewsPrimer 21
Ch. 4 Bringing News Inside 29
Ch. 5 The News Feed 33
Ch. 6 The News Server 39
Ch. 7 Network Topology 45
Ch. 8 Netnews Software 53
Ch. 9 Client Software 59
Ch. 10 Project Plan 65
Ch. 11 Setting User Expectations 71
Ch. 12 Getting Help 75
Ch. 13 Preliminaries 85
Ch. 14 Installing the Operating System 89
Ch. 15 Configuring the Operating System 109
Ch. 16 Building and Installing INN 115
Ch. 17 DNEWS 167
Ch. 18 Acceptable Usage Policy 183
Ch. 19 Service Rollout 191
Ch. 20 Maintenance 197
Ch. 21 Intranet Considerations 217
Ch. 22 The Future of News: Trends and Extrapolations 229
App. A The Newsgroup Hierarchy 235
App. B DNEWS Technical Information 247
App. C INN Technical Information 265
App. D NNTP Information 275
Bibliography 279
Index 281
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