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       jamnntpd - An NNTP server that allows newsreaders to access a JAM messagebase.


       jamnntpd [options]


       JamNNTPd  is  an attempt to merge FTN/Fidonet technology with standard Usenet newsreaders.
       Basically, it is an NNTP server that allows newsreaders to access a JAM messagebase.

       The behaviour of JamNNTPd can be configured  using  the  configuration  options  specified
       below. These can be given to JamNNTPd in two ways:

       1) As commandline arguments

       2)  In a configuration file (see -config command). The preceding dash (-) is optional when
       an option is given in a file, it will be added if missing. A configuration file  with  the
       default settings can be created with the -create option.

       If  JamNNTPd  is  run  without  any  commandline arguments at all, it will attempt to read
       options from a file called "jamnntpd.config" if present. Under Linux, JamNNTPd  will  look
       for this file in the "/etc" directory and under Windows in the current directory.

       It  is  not  necessary to specify any configuration options at all unless when fine-tuning
       JamNNTPd, the default have been designed to be sensible.


       General options:

       -port <port> or -p <port>
              Set the port where JamNNTPd listens for connections. The default is 5000.

       -max <maxconn> or -m <maxconn>
               The maximum allowed number of connections at one time. The default is 5.

       -groups <groupsfile> or -g <groupsfile>
              -allow <allowfile> or -a <allowfile> -users <usersfile>  or  -u  <usersfile>  -xlat
              <xlatfile>  or  -x  <xlatfile>  Use  those to override the default locations of the
              config files.

       -logfile <logfile> or -l <logfile>
              Use this to override the default location of the log file.

              Disables echoing of log messages to the console window.

       -debug If this option is used, JamNNTPd will print all  sent  and  received  text  to  the
              console window. Useful for testing

       Options for displaying messages:

              Get  address  from the Origin line instead of the OADDRESS field of the JAM message
              header. This option makes JamNNTPd slower, but may be useful if  your  tosser  does
              not set the OADDRESS field.

              JamNNTPd by default MIME-encodes headers with non-ascii characters. If you use this
              option, JamNNTPd will instead send the headers as plain 8-bit text.

              Makes JamNNTPd use strict article counters for netmail messages. Normally  JamNNTPd
              uses  article  counters  that include all messages, not only those that the user is
              allowed to read. That behaviour is much faster, but may cause  your  newsreader  to
              indicate  the presence of new messages in the netmail area even when there are only
              messages for other users. Using this option will make JamNNTPd  slower,  but  speed
              seems to be acceptable for small netmail areas with up to 1000 messages. Users will
              never be allowed to actually read netmail messages of other users  even  when  this
              option is not used.

       -def_flowed onoff
              -def_showto onoff Sets the default of the flowed and showto settings (if no default
              is specified on the commandline, both will be on by default)

              flowed: If flowed is on, JamNNTPd will use format=flowed (section 6.5),   otherwise
              it will wrap long lines to a fixed width.

              showto:  Since  there  is  no  receiver for news messages, JamNNTPd can display the
              receiver name as a part of the sender name. With this option, this behaviour can be
              turned on or off.

              These can be modified by the user by logging in with parameters (section 4.4)

       Options for posting messages:

              JamNNTPd  normally strips "Re:" from subject lines of followups. Use this option if
              you want to retain the "Re:".

              JamNNTPd normally puts the information from the X-Newsreader or  User-Agent  header
              field  in  the tearline of posted messages. This option disables this behaviour and
              leaves the tearline blank.

              JamNNTPd normally adds a REPLYADDR kludge with the e-mail address of the sender  in
              posted messages. Use this option if you don't want REPLYADDR  kludges. See also see
              section 6.4 in ReadMe.txt.

              JamNNTPd normally writes the timezone into a TZUTC kludge when a message is posted.
              You can use this option if you don't want to create TZUTC kludges.

              Disallows the cancelling (deleting) of messages by the users. If allowed, users can
              only cancel messages from one of their "realnames" and only if the message has  not
              yet been sent.

              The  quoting  style  of  most  newsreaders  is  different  from traditional fidonet
              software. If you enable this option, JamNNTPd will try to change any  quoted  lines
              to  fidonet style. This means that it will try to insert the initials of the person
              you reply to before the '>' character  and  also  that  it  will  try  to  compound
              multiple generations of quotes, i.e. "AA> BB>" will be changed into "BB>>".

              Reformatting  quotes  in  this  way means that the user who posts a message will no
              longer have final say over the final content  of  the  message  since  it  will  be
              changed  after  he  or  she  sends it to JamNNTPd. Since this in principle is a bad
              thing even if quoted text will look a lot better after reformatting, this option is
              turned off by default.

       -origin <origin>
              Normally JamNNTPd uses the text found in the Organization header line as the Origin
              line text in posted messages. You can use this switch to override the  Organization
              line and set your own origin for all posted messages.

       -guestsuffix <suffix>
              If  desired,  JamNNTPd  can  add  a  suffix to posts from unauthenticated users. To
              activate that feature, specify the suffix here.

              Example:  -guestsuffix " [GUEST]".

       -echomailjam <echomail.jam>
              If you specify a filename here, JamNNTPd will write a line to this  file  with  the
              messagebase  and  message number for each message that is posted.  The file follows
              the ECHOMAIL.JAM format supported by some tossers.

       Options for configuration files:

       -config <configfile>
              Read options from the specified configuration file.

       -create <configfile>
              Create a configuration file with the default settings.


       The ReadMe.txt file and makechs(1).


       jamnntpd was written by Johan Billing <>.

       This manual page was written by Robert James Clay <>, for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).

                                           May 18, 2013                               JAMNNTPD(1)