Re: First time - this better work
Article: 8855 of alt.hackers From: email@example.com Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: First time - this better work Date: 15 Oct 1995 13:38:59 GMT Organization: University of Cambridge, England Lines: 36 Approved: All Right Thinking People Distribution: world Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org NNTP-Posting-Host: apus.cus.cam.ac.uk X-Newsreader: dogsbody 0.1 Status: RO
Sean Logan writes: > So, find a public site like this, and telnet to it at port 119. >Not a very nice interface if you're used to tin, but it works. You can >also have tin connect there for you, I forget how tho, read the man pages. I'm not a tin user but most newsreaders setenv NNTPSERVER not.very.secure.provider will do the trick. Of course telnet is great for finding out whether they'll let you in or not.. OBHACK: I've been watching the debate about which newsreaders are more or less difficult to post to this group with. Here's what I did. Long ago I noted with wrath that XRN takes an unbelievable 3 Meg to read news. I only have 8 Meg so this really irritates - can't leave the newsreader running while doing something else or it gets SLOW. So before finding alt.hackers I invented a simple tk program called dogsbody which reads news and does most other text things for me; needless to say its posting method is a little crude, it just gives you a plausible set of headers to begin with, leaves you to edit, and then sends EVERYTHING down the line, the only change being \r\n instead of \n. No dot code, nothing. Tried to post here ... astonishment ... can't be that easy ??? ... what went right??? ... All the best C.J.R.