May 26, 2018

OSSP mail to news gateway

The OSSP lmtp2nntp program is an LMTP service for use in conjunction with an MTA like Sendmail, providing a reli- able real-time mail to news gateway. Input messages get their headers slightly reformatted to match Usenet news article format. The article is then posted or feeded into a remote NNTP service like INN. Delivery must take place immediately or the transaction fails. OSSP lmtp2nntp relies on the queuing capabilities of the MTA in order to provide a fully reliable service. For this the program returns proper delivery status notification which indi- cates successful completed action, persistent transient failure or permanent failure.

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