NAMEnntpd - NNTP server process
SYNOPSISnntpd [ -C config-file ] [ -U uses ] [ -T timeout ] [ -D ]
[ -s ] [ -r ] [ -f ] [ -p ssf ]
Nntpd is a NNTP server. It accepts commands on its standard input and
responds on its standard output. It MUST invoked by master(8) with
those descriptors attached to a remote client connection.
Nntpd reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file
unless specified otherwise by -C. The optional newsprefix option spec‐
ifies a prefix to be prepended to newsgroup names to make the corre‐
sponding IMAP mailbox names. The optional newspostuser option speci‐
fies the special userid to be used when contructing the To: header
address for following up to articles when read via IMAP. The optional
newspeer option specifies the fully qualified hostname of the upstream
news server to which articles are fed. The optional allownewnews
option enables the NNTP NEWNEWS command. NOTE: For servers with a
large volume of articles, the NEWNEWS command can be expensive.
If the directory log/user exists under the directory specified in the
configdirectory configuration option, then nntpd will create protocol
telemetry logs for sessions authenticating as user. The telemetry logs
will be stored in the log/user directory with a filename of the nntpd
Read configuration options from config-file.
The maximum number of times that the process should be used for
new connections before shutting down. The default is 250.
The number of seconds that the process will wait for a new con‐
nection before shutting down. Note that a value of 0 (zero)
will disable the timeout. The default is 60.
-D Run external debugger specified in debug_command.
-s Serve NNTP over SSL (nntps). All data to and from nntpd is
encrypted using the Secure Sockets Layer.
-r Only allow NNTP reader commands. Permitted clients will only be
allowed to read/post articles.
-f Only allow NNTP feeder commands. Permitted clients will only be
allowed to feed articles (no reading).
-p ssf Tell nntpd that an external layer exists. An SSF (security
strength factor) of 1 means an integrity protection layer
exists. Any higher SSF implies some form of privacy protection.
SEE ALSOimapd.conf(5), cyrus-master(8)CMU Project Cyrus NNTPD(8)