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       nntpd - NNTP server process


       nntpd [ -C config-file ] [ -U uses ] [ -T timeout ] [ -D ]
             [ -s ] [ -r ] [ -f ]


       Nntpd  is a NNTP server.  It accepts commands on its standard input and
       responds on its standard output.  It MUST invoked by cyrmaster(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
       specifies  a  prefix  to  be  prepended  to newsgroup names to make the
       corresponding IMAP mailbox names.   The  optional  newspostuser  option
       specifies 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


       -C config-file
              Read configuration options from config-file.

       -U uses
              The maximum number of times that the process should be used  for
              new connections before shutting down.  The default is 250.

       -T timeout
              The  number  of  seconds  that  the  process will wait for a new
              connection 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).




       imapd.conf(5), cyrmaster(8)