Readonly servers are additional computers that are piggy backing off an existing DNews
system, they share the spool/workarea etc.
It IS possible to post local messages normally on a readonly server, the name is
slightly misleading, it is called a readonly server because in most respects it treats the
spool as a readonly area to avoid file writing conflicts.
Configuring two readonly servers to share the spool disk of an existing DNews server.
- Stop DNews on the main server
- Install DNews on the readonly servers
- Copy your dnews.conf from your main server to your readonly servers
- Add to dnews.conf on the main server readonly_n 2
- Add to dnews.conf on the first readonly server readonly_id 1
- Add to dnews.conf on the second readonly server readonly_id 2
- On the readonly servers change myname to the appropriate ip number
- On the readonly servers change all directory specifications in dnews.conf to the correct
network paths, e.g. (spool c:\dnews\spool --> spool h:\dnews\spool) This applies to all
settings EXCEPT logdir which must be separate for each readonly server.
- Give the service on the readonly servers a username and password if necessary to access
the network drive, this can be done in control panel/settings/services
- If you want to user the web manager then you must give the DNews manager service a
username and password as well just as above.