> Anyway...to my question. What would I need to do to try to access the
> news server on Mindspring while I'm connected to America.Net? Is that
> even possible? Or would I have to connect to Mindspring to access their
> news server? Would it perhaps be possible to pull news from both
> servers, one after the other, and then let Yarn reject the duplicates?
I don't know anything about Mindspring, but to be able to
connect to a different news server than 'your own', the other
news server has to be an open (or 'public') news server. There
are quite a lot of public news servers, although some of them
only allow you to retrieve articles, not post them.
If you have shell access, you may want to try the following
setenv NNTPSERVER "the.server.you.want.to.try"
[including the quotes]
In most cases, UQWK will work with any news server from your
For instance: my provider, xs4all.nl, is having some problems
with its news server. I am currently using a public news server
in the Netherlands, pubnews.demon.nl. I have created a .login
file (automatically executed every time I log onto xs4all) with
one line in it:
setenv NNTPSERVER "pubnews.demon.nl"
I made .login executable with the command
chmod 700 .login
Then I just start UQWK, and everything goes well. The only
problem is .newsrc, because the article count will vary from one
server to the next. That's only a small problem at the moment
you make the switch (back). Simplest option is to unsubscribe
and resubscribe to the groups with an on-line reader like nn,
trn or rn, or to manually edit .newsrc and remove all article
number ranges. You will retrieve all available articles in all
subscribed groups, but that's a one time thing. After that, your
.newsrc will be in sync with the new server.
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