What is INN?
INN stands for InterNetNews. INN is software for implementing Usenet: transferring, storing, and expiring Usenet articles.
- There is one main program, "innd", which performs most of the transferring and storing. innd accepts all news and causes news to be sent to newsserver peers.
- innd supports news reader (i.e. client) connections by passing control to "nnrpd" which is spawned for each newsreader connection.
- There are lots of other support programs in INN which accompany innd and nnrpd.
There are Alternatives to INN, some are public domain, and some are commercial. INN is so popular that many of the alternatives are based on INN or are described in terms of INN (differences, similarities.)
The original Usenix paper that describes INN is included in the Usenet RKT.
Usenet RKT: The various parts of INN
Usenet RKT: How does a newsserver work?
Usenet RKT Can I run INN on my machine?
Usenet RKT: Alternatives to INN
Usenet RKT: INN Versions
Getting Support for INN
Up to Usenet RKT For Providers...Getting Started
Usenet RKT: What is Usenet? (general overview)
Usenet RKT: Who maintains INN?
INN FAQ What is INN?
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