The next program is the main news server, which includes the following programs: innd Innd accepts all incoming NNTP connections and either processes their traffic or hands them off to the NNTP ``newsreader'' server. It accepts articles, files them, and queues them so that they can be sent to downstream feeds. Innd listens on the official NNTP port. On most systems only root can do this. Innd is careful to set the modes of any files it creates, as well as the privileges of any processes it spawns. inndstart Sites that are concerned about large root-access programs may wish to install inndstart. This program opens the port, changes its user and group ID to be that of the news administrator, and then exec's innd with the open port. It also sets up a secure execution environment. It is a small program (about 100 lines) that is easily understood. You should use it because innd will run faster because it won't have to make any chown system calls. If you make inndstart setuid root then no news maintenance has to be done as root. To build these, type the following: cd $inn/innd make all Note that innd handles the filing and distribution of certain messages differently from other systems. For example, you can have newsgroups within ``control'' for the different types of control messages. See innd.8, newsfeeds.5, and active.5 in the doc directory for details.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]