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Advanced Linux Networking by Roderick W. Smith

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Chapter 12. Running a News Server

Chapter 11 discussed the use of pull mail servers, which allow users to read messages directed to them personally. This chapter covers a different type of messaging system: news servers. Where e-mail is a one-to-one correspondence, news (or Usenet news or Netnews, as it's often called) is a one-to-many transmission medium. A user may post a message to a news server, and any user of that news server may then read that message. What's more, news servers often communicate amongst themselves, resulting in propagation of messages across the world. Whether you run a news server that's only used locally or one that's connected to others, news servers can provide a useful group communication system for your users.

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