Description

Combined web forum and NNTP server implementation for stand-alone newsgroups

Package Information

Version 0.7.1 (2016-Jul-29)
Homepage https://github.com/rejectedsoftware/vibenews
Repository https://github.com/rejectedsoftware/vibenews
License AGPL-3.0
Copyright Copyright (c) 2012-2014 Sönke Ludwig
Authors Sönke Ludwig
Registered by Sönke Ludwig
Dependencies

vibe-d

antispam

userman

Installation

To use this package, put the following dependency into your project's dependencies section:

dub.json
dub.sdl

Readme

vibenews

NNTP server/web forum implementation for stand-alone newsgroups

See http://news.rejectedsoftware.com/ for a running version.

Features

  • Acts as newsgroup server (NNTP)
  • Acts as a web forum
  • Lightning fast
  • Supports access restriction for individual groups
  • The web forum allows github style markdown formatting
  • Mobile friendly default layout with gravatar integration

Installation

  1. Install dub and MongoDB.

  2. Clone the project

    git clone git://github.com/rejectedsoftware/vibenews.git
    
  3. Compile and run

    cd vibenews
    dub run
    

The following ports are now available, per the default settings.json file:

  • :119 provides the NNTP interface
  • 127.0.0.1:8009 provides the HTTP web interface
  • 127.0.0.1:9009 provides the admin interface

You can leave these settings unchanged if you use a reverse proxy to make the web forum available to the public. Alternatively, you change the settings file to make the web forum directly reachable from the Internet. You can delete the key webBindAddresses to listen on the default network interfaces or you can provide your own list of bind addresses.

Example settings.json:

{
	"title": "Example Forum",
	"host": "forum.example.org",
	"nntpPort": 119,
	"webPort": 80,
	"adminPort": 9009,
	"adminBindAddresses": ["127.0.0.1"],
	"googleSearch": true,
	"spamfilters": {
		"blacklist": {
			"ips": ["123.123.123.123"]
		}
	}
}

Setup

  1. Open the admin interface at http://127.0.0.1:9009/

  2. Create a new group (use dot.separated.newsgroup.syntax for the name) and make it active

  3. Go to http://127.0.0.1:8009 to view the web forum

Available versions

0.7.1 0.7.0 0.6.7 0.6.6 0.6.5 0.6.4 0.6.3 0.6.2 0.6.1 0.6.0 0.5.18 0.5.17 0.5.16 0.5.15 0.5.14 0.5.13 0.5.12 0.5.11 0.5.10 0.5.9 0.5.8 0.5.7 0.5.6 0.5.5 0.5.4 0.5.3 0.5.2 0.5.1 0.5.0 0.0.1 ~master