Synchronet v3.18b-Win32 (install) has been released (Sept-2020).

Synchronet v3.19a, now under development, requires libarchive-dev to build successfully.

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NNTP Service

Synchronet Service for the Network News Transfer Protocol (RFC977 and RFC3977), the protocol of USENET.

Example configurations

In ctrl/services.ini:

Port = 119
MaxClients = 10
Options = 0
Command = nntpservice.js -f
Port = 563
Options = TLS
Command = nntpservice.js -f

Or in SBBSCTRL->Services->Configure:

Available Option Flags

Option Description
NO_HOST_LOOKUP Do not resolve hostnames (via DNS) for connected clients
TLS Use Transaction Layer Security (TLS) encryption for connected clients
FULL_ACCEPT Accept and immediately close connections when server is full

Available Command-line options

Option Description
-d debug log output enable
-f filter bogus client IP addresses (after 10 bad commands received)
-na no anonymous logins (requires valid user authentication)
-mail expose entire mail database as a newsgroup to Sysops
-auto automatic login based on IP address (no password necessary)
-nolimit unlimited message lengths (allow posted messages to exceed user limits)
-notag do not append tear/tagline to exported local messages for Q-restricted accounts
-ascii convert ex-ASCII characters to ASCII equivalents during export

Tested clients

  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6
  • Netscape Communicator 4.77
  • Xnews 5.04.25
  • Mozilla 1.1 (Requires -auto, and a prior login via other method)

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