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Written by Oleksandr Gavenko (AKA gavenkoa), compiled on 2017-01-30 from rev ccaa2f364422+.

NNTP.

Installing INN2 on Debian.

$ sudo apt-get install inn2
$ cat /etc/news/inn.conf
...
mta:                    "/usr/sbin/exim4 -oi -oem %s"
organization:           "My HOME nntp"
pathhost:               my.org.int
domain:                 org.int
maxartsize:             10000
maxconnections:         10
...

$ cat /etc/news/readers.conf
...
auth bifit {
     hosts: "*.org.int, 192.168.1.0/24"
     default: "<LOCAL>"
}
access bifit {
    users: "<LOCAL>"
    newsgroups: "comp.*"
    access: RP
}
...

$ sudo /etc/init.d/inn2 reload
$ sudo ctlinnd newgroup comp.general y gavenko@org.int
$ sudo ctlinnd newgroup comp.general.lang y gavenko@org.int

innd: SERVER cant listen RCreader Address already in use.

You need disable IPv6, temporary this done by:

$ su
$ echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/bindv6only

Public NNTP server.

http://www.eternal-september.org/
Private project provides free access to text-only Usenet. Free reading and posting after registration.
http://news.aioe.org/
Public news server provides free reading and has 25 per IP per day posting limit.
https://wiki.debian.org/UseNet
linux.debian.* - gateways to debian-*@lists.debian.org.

Gmane.

news:news.gmane.org
news list address
http://rss.gmane.org/gmane.<group>.<name>
rss feed for list
http://news.gmane.org/gmane.<group>.<name>
nice web interface for reading list
http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.<group>.<name>
make list blog like
http://search.gmane.org
search through mailing list

Public NNTP archives.

https://groups.google.com/
Biggest usenet archive.
http://www.derkeiler.com/
USENET archive since 2001.
http://marc.info/
Very big mailing list archive.