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Gathering News URLs with NNTP


News URLs are somewhat different than the other access protocols because the URL generally does not contain a hostname. The Gatherer retrieves News URLs from an NNTP server. The name of this server must be placed in the environment variable $NNTPSERVER. It is probably a good idea to add this to your RunGatherer script. If the environment variable is not set, the Gatherer attempts to connect to a host named news at your site.

Duane Wessels
Wed Jan 31 23:46:21 PST 1996