Re: FAQ server question


Jeff Knapp (
Sat, 17 May 1997 07:46:50 -0400

So then, on 17 May 97, Monee C. Kidd said...

> Well, I guess I'll just have to stick to manual posting for now. I've
> tried pine and elm on my unix account and I get the same error.

Since you have access to a Unix box, have you tought about going directly
via inews?

That's what I do. I have the 12 parts of the FAQ with correct header info
and stuff and pipe it right thru to inews which handles the transport end
of it just fine. And since r.a.m.e. has just started using PGPMoose, we
now pipe it into our PGPMoose scripts which "signs" it and then sends it
out to the world. I set up a batch file (I guess that's what they're
called in the unix world...) which runs via cron one a week and takes care
of the posting for me.

I was never happy with any windows based solution, and I haven't had the
time to write my own (and why would I want to, since my way works good for
me?). Writing one in VB shouldn't be that hard given the NNTP VBX/OCXs
that are available.



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