Translation : Frédéric LAVIGNE - Email : email@example.com
ESNS is a News server compatible with the current RFC very easy to use. It is Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000 et XP compatible.
Available as a freeware at this link : http://vendor.extrasystems.biz/progs/ESNS.EXE , it is worth being tested and used as a solution to replace some much more expensive nntp servers.
You can ask your questions on the following news group :
Esns.exe : Main program that can be started as a service or launched through command lines.
Esns.ini : server configuration file.
Esns.dat : newsgroup configuration file.
Esns.log : log file.
Three command lines settings are available :
Enable (0 or 1) : enable or disable the users session management.
Count : maximum number of clients being able to connect simultanuously to the server.
Time (Sec) : maximum delays before inactive client can be considered as this
Timer (Sec) : cleaning frequency of the inactive clients table
Idle Thread Time (Sec) : delays until the incative threads are closed.
Max Message Size (Kb) :maximum size of a message.
Parent Server : name or IP address of a main news server (for synchronization)
Local Domain : domain name or computer on which the news server is running
Spool Path : root directory where Data, Pointer, Tmp and log folders will be created
Port : port number on which the server is listening
Threads : maximum number of simultaneous threads authorized.
Page Count : number of memory pages allocated for data conservation.
Page Size (Byte) : size of a memory page
Write : number of available sockets for writing requests
Read : number of available sockets for reading requests.
Enable (0 or 1) : enable or disable writing into the log folder.
File Name : whole name(path included) of the log file.
Enable (0 or 1) : enable or disable coupling with a ESAS statistics server.
Server : name or ip address of the ESAS server
Port : port number on which the server is listening.
Client : client number sent back to the ESAS server.
Enable = 1
Count = 64
Time = 600
Timer = 60
Idle Thread Time = 100
Spool Path = d:\news\
Max Message Size = 16
Parent = news.oleane.net
LocalDomain = localhost
Port = 119
Threads = 64
Page Count = 4096
Page Size = 1024
Write = 300
Read = 300
Enable = 1
File Name = d:\news\esns.log
Enable = 0
Server = 192.168.0.63
Port = 48
Client = 12
GROUP : my.group :
DESCRIPTION : newsgroup on networking components:
Life cycle of a message in hours
TTL : 720 :
Set a duration of 30 days
Make a newsgroup private (authentication required). Can have a value of 1 or 2(cf. 2.3.6 USERS)
Ex.: PRIVATE : 1 :
Creation date of a newsgroup : AAAAMMJJ
CREATED : 20030612 :
The newsgroup has been created the 12th of June 2003.
Following this [user name] : [password] : [access level]
A level one user will be able to access level one public and private newsgroups
A level two user will ba able to access level one and two public and private newsgroups
USER : alex : c87v12 : 2 :
GROUP : ADSL :
DESCRIPTION : newsgroup on ADSL connections :
CREATED : 20030601 :
GROUP : CABLE :
DESCRIPTION : newsgroup on cable connections :
CREATED : 20030601 :
GROUP : HELPDESK :
DESCRIPTION : newsgroup on internal helpdesk :
PRIVATE : 1 :
CREATED : 20030325 :
USER : helpme : please : 1 :
Data : contains one directory for each newsgroup
Each newsgroup contains the posted messages following the way below :
Pointer : contains files whose names refer to the index number (month$day$timestamp@server) as seen above
Each file contains the name of the newsgroup et the message number.
Tmp : temporary directory of the application