in.hosts directory contains the necessary state information for the incoming
news streams fetched by
For each incoming news source, there must be a
/usr/local/news/spool/inhosts/spoolname file that describes what the latest article is that has been fetched from
that particular host.
If you want to get all news articles in all the groups defined at your
local server, do nothing and let the file be constructed automatically.
Other choices, such as using multiple
end tags to control when certain newsgroups are fetched,
.newsrc article numbers to avoid fetching articles youve already seen,
require setting up the
in.hosts file for the server by hand.
The format of this file is simple:
Blank lines and lines starting with a # are treated as comments.
Lines starting with a : indicate a tag for use with the
newsx -e (end tag) option.
Otherwise, each line consists of a newsgroup name and the first unread
article number, separated by whitespace. No article number is the same
as zero, meaning that all available articles on the server will be read.
It is important to realize that there is one unique file belonging to
each remote newsserver, and that they should not be mixed.
If switching from reading news via an NNTP newsreader to fetching with
newsx, it is possible to use an existing
.newsrc file directly as the initial