HELLO - perform initial conversation with a newsserver (used by sn news
HELLO is the program that gets executed for every newsserver by the
snget(8) program. There is a connection to the newsserver, but nothing
has been sent or received yet. This program handles the initial
contact. File descriptors 6 is used for data coming from the
newsserver, and descriptor 7 is used for data going to the newsserver.
This program is used by the sn news system.
You never have to use this program yourself. However, when a newsserver
is non-standard, you may have to modify a copy of it for that server.
Newsserver-specific copies should go into /var/spool/sn/.outgoing/HOST