||vnews-setup - Newsgroup Management Utility
A command-line utility called vnews-setup is available
that can be used to manage Vnews
newsgroups. To use vnews-setup, first connect to your
Virtual Private Servers via Telnet
or SSH. Once you have connected, enter the following
at the command-line.
Enter "A" to ADD a new newsgroup
Enter "D" to DELETE a newsgroup
Enter "I" for group information
Enter "L" for short list of all groups
Enter "M" to MODIFY a newsgroup
Enter 'Q' to Quit
A summary of vnews-setup commands follows.
Adding a Newsgroup
Type "A" to add a new newsgroup. There will be a list
of questions that follow.
- Newsgroup name
- name of the newsgroup, such as "Test".
- Newsgroup path
- where the newsgroup's database is stored, the default
- Hostname -
hostname of the Virtual Private Servers such as domain.name
- IP address
- IP address of the Virtual Private Servers such as 188.8.131.52
- Expire time
- time in hours; all posts older than this will expire
such as (1) will expire in 1 hour.
- Expire size
- size in KB, when spool exceeds this size, then old
posts are expired as necessary to keep the spool the
- Newsgroup read
only - this makes group read only, meaning users cannot
post to group.
correct - vnews-setup will verify information
is correct before creating the group.
To quit at any
will create the database in the specified location with
the specified attributes. Users can access the newsgroup
with the proper authentication.
Type "D" to delete an existing newsgroup. You will be
asked what group to delete and if you are sure you want
to delete this group. If you want to delete this newsgroup
type "Y" to continue deleting.
Type "I" to view newsgroup information. You will be asked
the name of the newsgroup to display. Once you have entered
the name of a newsgroup, the information for that newsgroup
will be displayed.
Type "L" to view a list of available newsgroups.
Type "M" to modify an existing newsgroup. The first question
is the name of the newsgroup you wish to modify, such
as mycompany.announcement. Once you have given the name
of the newsgroup to modify, the following questions are
the same as those asked when adding a newsgroup.
To quit vnews-setup, type "Q" and you will be returned
back to the command line.