|4.2. Editing config.data|
Once you have subst working, the next step is to set up your configuration parameters. This is the hardest part of installing INN. Don't panic! There are many configuration parameters, but it should be very easy for you to determine the answer for most of them. To do this, you should copy config/config.dist, the distribution master, to config/config.data, your local copy. INN is distributed to compile and run under BSD/OS 2.1 by default. The configuration file is divided into the following sections: Make config parameters Logging levels Ownerships and file modes C library differences C library omissions Miscellaneous config data Paths to common programs Paths related to the spool directory Execution paths for innd and rnews Sockets created by innd or clients Log and config files Innwatch configuration Tcl filtering configuration PGP control-message verification configuration Local configuration Actsync configuration You should have a copy of config.data nearby as you read the next few sections. It is probably a good idea to write down your changes on paper before you edit the file. The format of the file is very strict. A line starting with a poundsign is a comment line. All other lines must be in this format: parameter <one-or-more-tabs> value If there is no ``value'' the ``<one-or-more-tabs>'' is still required. Do not put quote marks around the values -- if you do, you will usually get a syntax error while compiling the system. The discussion below uses quotes only to show where the values start and end.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]