How does a newsserver work?
There are alternatives to INN, but the implementations all follow from the basic processing requirements, which are demanding but the simple in concept. Everything either involves Article Transfer or Article Storage.
Article Transfer Requirements
- Articles need to be transfered from the inbound feed to your storage.
- Articles need to be transferred to readers from your storage.
- When a user posts, articles need to be transferred to your outbound peers, and to your storage.
More information is available at Usenet RKT How does INN transfer articles?
Article Storage Requirements
- When an article is received, it must be saved for later reading.
- When an reader request is processed, articles must be located and sent from storage. A read request may want a list of groups, or articles, or make a request by message ID. A list of articles may be requested also.
- To prevent the storage from filling up, older articles must be periodically removed from storage.
More information is available at Usenet RKT How does INN store articles?
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Usenet RKT How does INN transfer articles?
4.3 INN FAQ How does it all fit together?
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