snnewgroup(8) create a new sn newsgroup


snnewgroup newsgroup [server] [port]


snnewgroup creates newsgroup assigning it an upstream NNTP server of server:port. If port is not specified, defaults to 119. If server is also not specified, newsgroup is created as a local group which is fed only by articles POSTed to it.

You will need to be root or own /var/spool/sn in order to add new groups.


If this is set and is not empty, the value is used in place of /var/spool/sn, the default news spool directory.


Directory where articles will be stored.

Empty file for the newsgroup creation time.

Where snget gets its idea of the new starting serial number for newsgroup on server server:port. The value is initialized to 0.

If server is specified, is a symlink to /var/spool/sn/.outgoing/server:port, which is a directory, created if it does not already exist. If server is not specified, no file /var/spool/sn/newsgroup/.outgoing will be created. See also snsend.