Categories: CategoryNetwork, CategoryInternet

Read leafnode documentation and man-page.

You need to set the news-server and when to run fetchnews.

You can either run when a ppp-connection is started or permanently. When you choose permanent then leafnode runs once per day.

I choose none and have added a cron-job to run /usr/sbin/fetchnews bye user news.

Run dpkg-reconfigure to set these values.

Configuration files are in /etc/news/leafnode.

List of public availble news server:

I'm using the free news server from, Germany. It allows postings and uses passwords. The address is