A free Usenet server with SQL backend and RBAC.

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The WendzelNNTPd is a IPv6-ready NNTP usenet-server with the main goal to be as easy to use as possible. It is portable (Linux/*BSD/*nix), supports AUTHINFO authentication, contains ACL as well as role based ACL and supports invisible newsgroups. It currently supports MySQL and SQLite backends.

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  • Runs on Linux, OpenSolaris, BSD
  • Supports IPv6 (not under Windows)
  • Database Abstraction (supports SQLite3 and MySQL)
  • Tiny (only about 7,500 Lines of Code)
  • Written in C
  • Supports NNTP Authentication (AUTHINFO USER/PASS)
  • Supports advanced ACL and role based access control (RBAC)
  • Automatically prevents double-postings
  • Supports "invisible newsgroups"
  • It is Open Source ;-)
  • Perfect solution for enterprises (can help you save storage capacity!)


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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, End Users/Desktop, System Administrators

User Interface

Command-line, Non-interactive (Daemon)

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