Program configuration for tin 1.9
Make the following adjustments to use our news server:
Before you start tin for the first time, open a terminal and create a directory
You can ignore an error message if that directory already exists. With your preferred editor (vi, pico ...), open the file
You can also ignore any messages that this file does not exist yet.
Add the following line:
and save the file.
(Beware, unusual order)
Save the file and protect it against unauthorized access by other users: Open a terminal window and enter the command
Storing your account information in the news reader's configuration is a potential security risk. If you are unsure, please refer to our FAQ at http://news.cis.dfn.de/faq.html#1.6.
It is not necessary to enter a password if your institution is a member of the institutional access scheme (Anwenderzulassung) and you are accessing the server from your institution's network.
Open a terminal and enter the following command:
During the first start tin asks whether the not yet existing file
After that tin connects to our news server and retrieves the list of available groups ("active file") and newsgroup descriptions ("newsgroups file"). This may take some time.
You can enable the colored view with the "
To subscribe a group press "
Move the cursor to the group, subscribe it by pressing "
Select an article and open it with "Enter". Afterwards you can browse with the space bar and advance to the next article with "
To leave tin, press the "
To start tin for that server, enter