Subject: Re: News and NFS question
To: None <>
From: Kent S. Gordon <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1996 20:39:06
>>>>> "dgilbert" == David Gilbert <> writes:

    > 	While I don't know that this is strictly a NetBSD question, it
    > appears that the required expertise exists on this list at any
    > rate.

    > 	I have two systems, A sun4/260 and a sun3/260 both running
    > NetBSD.  My Sun4/260 has a considerable newsfeed, and appears to
    > work just fine for news reading via the local news spool (using
    > emacs).

    > 	Now, the news spool is mounted as /var/news and the databases
    > are in /var/newsctl.  The news spool is a partition in itself,
    > and /var is the partition that /var/newsctl is on.

    > 	On the Sun3, I have mounted /var/news and /var/newsctl.  When
    > I bring up GNUS in emacs, it sees all the newsgroups and the
    > right number of articles in each (just like using it on the
    > Sun4).  However, when I select a newsgroup with emacs, it comes
    > up empty.
If you are using emacs with GNUS, why bother to mount the news
directories?  I would Use the default nntp support?  It has to be
better than taking all the NFS hits (especially the new GNUS in the
latest version of emacs 19)
    > 	Any ideas what I'm missing here?

    > Dave.

    > --

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