Salt formula for inn, the InterNetNews service.
- It functions as a self-contained spooler/reader on a single server and tries to ensure best practice for a text feed.
- The formula is specific to the FreeBSD packaging and only carries conf files which need to change.
- tradspool and tradindexed overview because ZFS makes this childsplay on modern hardware. Check out csiph.com innreport to get an idea of volume for a text-only public Usenet service for Big-8. I expect unlimited retention with current disk sizes.
For a private node, decide if you want to create local groups only, or if you want to set up suck to pull from a public server. If local groups only, delete actsync stuff.
For a public Usenet service, you will need to arrange peering and edit the newsfeeds, innfeed.conf, and incoming.conf.
Take a look at all the things in the files directory and edit them in accordance with man pages and the INN FAQ.
Out of the box NoCeM is enabled. There's a gpg keyring that accepts http://rosalind.home.xs4all.nl/nocemreg/nocemreg.html, but a couple of these no longer work with GnuPG 2.1.
This is the main formula for setting up inn and associated tasks.
Basic cleanfeed settings to ensure a high quality text feed. Highly recommended.
This will allow you to suck news from a public reader server if you want a backup to peering or do not wish to run an internet facing node.
The server defaults to allow all read-only, but posting must be authenticated.
Authorized posting users are stored in the pillar as username:cryptpwhash pairs.