|8. Heterogeneous Client Installations|
The inews program is used by user newsreaders. Programs such as rn (which call Pnews) prepare a news article and feed it into inews. Inews validates the news headers, adds its own, and feeds the article to the campus innd server. The inews that comes with INN is more useful then the ``mini-inews'' that comes with the reference implementation. You cannot run the standard B2.11 inews. You can run the C News inews, but only on client machines (i.e., those with a $NEWSCTL/server file). I recommend that you install INN's inews on all the clients in your campus. INN comes with a MakeInews script to make it easier to build and install inews on a wide variety of hosts. This script creates a directory and copies all the necessary files (headers, sources, configuration files) into it. The script takes an optional argument, which should name the client machine's architecture. For example: cd $inn ./MakeInews sun3 will create an inews.sun3 directory. You can then examine the Makefile in that directory, and build and install inews on your Sun-3 clients. This is easiest if the client NFS-mounts the source directory -- that way you can keep all your inews sources in one place. Rnews only has to be available on the machine where you run UUCP (and perhaps a mail-news gateway). If this is not the same machine as where innd is running, then the MakeRnews script can be used in the same manner as the MakeInews script.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]