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From: er...@tantalus.dell.com (Eric Youngdale)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: rn under Dell unix.
Message-ID: <3295@ra.nrl.navy.mil>
Date: 11 Aug 92 18:16:46 GMT
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	I am having trouble with the rn newsreader under Dell release 2.1.
Specifically, it posts articles with a return address of
er...@tantalus.dell.com, where my real return address is
er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil.  I grepped every file in /usr/dell... and replaced
every dell.com with nrl.navy.mil, and rn *still* (at least the last time I
checked.  Just watch, this time it will get it right) is reporting a return
address at dell.  I can send regular mail with sendmail all day long and I
never have any difficulty.  Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this?

--
Eric Youngdale
er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil

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From: la...@monolith.hal.com (Tom Lang)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: Re: rn under Dell unix.
Summary: patch inews binary
Keywords: inews, patch
Message-ID: <1992Aug11.202523.2030@hal.com>
Date: 11 Aug 92 20:25:23 GMT
References: <3295@ra.nrl.navy.mil>
Sender: ne...@hal.com
Organization: HAL Computer Systems
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In article <32...@ra.nrl.navy.mil> er...@tantalus.dell.com (Eric Youngdale) writes:
>
>	I am having trouble with the rn newsreader under Dell release 2.1.
>Specifically, it posts articles with a return address of
>er...@tantalus.dell.com, where my real return address is
>er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil.  I grepped every file in /usr/dell... and replaced
>every dell.com with nrl.navy.mil, and rn *still* (at least the last time I
>checked.  Just watch, this time it will get it right) is reporting a return
>address at dell.  I can send regular mail with sendmail all day long and I
>never have any difficulty.  Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this?
>
The file /usr/dell/nn/inews/inews has "dell.com" hard coded into it. I've
appended a shell script to this post that I used to patch it to "hal.com"
for my site. Unfortunately "nrl.navy.mil" is longer than "dell.com," hence
not possible to patch in place. Would "navy.mil" be sufficient??
---------------
Tom Lang (la...@hal.com)         	phone: 512 794 2855   
HAL Computer Systems - Austin,Tx	FAX:   512 794 8737
--------------- cut here ---------------------
#!/bin/sh
in=/usr/dell/nn/inews/inews
out=/tmp/inews
{
	dd ibs=1 obs=1k count=10659
	dd bs=8 count=1 > /dev/null
#----------------------------------------------------
# the following line substitutes a shorter string (hal.com vs. dell.com) and
# pads with a null. customize it with you domain name
#
	echo "hal.com\000\c"
#----------------------------------------------------
	dd bs=16k
} <$in >$out
echo "The files will be compared, the only difference"
echo "should be the patched string - Press ENTER to continue"
read junk
hd $in >/tmp/a
hd $out >/tmp/b
diff /tmp/a /tmp/b
if [ $? -ne 0 ]
then
	echo "
OK to update the inews binary? [yn]"
	read ans
	if [ "$ans" = "y" -o "$ans" = "Y" ]
	then
		cp /usr/dell/nn/inews/inews /usr/dell/nn/inews/inews-
		cp /tmp/inews /usr/dell/nn/inews/inews
		rm /tmp/inews /tmp/a /tmp/b
		echo "UPDATE COMPLETE"
	else
		echo "NOTHING CHANGED"
	fi
else
	echo "Hmmm ... no difference, has the patch already been applied?"
fi
---------------------

--
Tom Lang (la...@hal.com)         	phone: 512 794 2855   
HAL Computer Systems - Austin,Tx	FAX:   512 794 8737

Path: sparky!uunet!cs.utexas.edu!swrinde!news.dell.com!parnasus!mmaster
From: mma...@parnasus.dell.com (Michael Masterson)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: Re: rn under Dell unix.
Keywords: inews, patch
Message-ID: <mmaster.2a882896-e@parnasus.dell.com>
Date: 11 Aug 92 20:52:38 GMT
References: <3295@ra.nrl.navy.mil> <1992Aug11.202523.2030@hal.com>
Sender: ne...@raid.dell.com (Net News Admin)
Organization: Dell Computer Co
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la...@monolith.hal.com (Tom Lang) writes:

>In article <32...@ra.nrl.navy.mil> er...@tantalus.dell.com (Eric Youngdale) writes:
>>
>>	I am having trouble with the rn newsreader under Dell release 2.1.
>>Specifically, it posts articles with a return address of
>>er...@tantalus.dell.com, where my real return address is
>>er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil.  I grepped every file in /usr/dell... and replaced
>>every dell.com with nrl.navy.mil, and rn *still* (at least the last time I
>>checked.  Just watch, this time it will get it right) is reporting a return
>>address at dell.  I can send regular mail with sendmail all day long and I
>>never have any difficulty.  Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this?
>>
>The file /usr/dell/nn/inews/inews has "dell.com" hard coded into it. I've
>appended a shell script to this post that I used to patch it to "hal.com"
>for my site. Unfortunately "nrl.navy.mil" is longer than "dell.com," hence
>not possible to patch in place. Would "navy.mil" be sufficient??

the inews in /usr/dell/nn/inews isn't used unless it's copied to
/usr/dell/cnews/lib, and it's not normally copied there unless a)
you're using nn, (not rn) and b) you're posting news via nntp.  

a new release of mini-inews has recently been announced, available via
ftp from: jagubox.gsfc.nasa.gov, so you can compile your own..
(Grin).
-- 
Simulated by professionals, do not try at home, see your dealer for details.
Your mileage may vary. Call before digging. Best if eaten by date on package.
Apply only to affected area. Batteries not included. Member FDIC. 
Michael Masterson                                   mma...@parnasus.dell.com

Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Path: sparky!uunet!usc!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!destroyer!fmsrl7!ef2007!mjo
From: m...@ef2007.efhd.ford.com (Mike O'Connor)
Subject: Re: rn under Dell unix.
Message-ID: <Bsu6vw.LqJ@ef2007.efhd.ford.com>
X-Disclaimer: Not an official spokesperson for Ford OPEO
Reply-To: Mike O'Connor <m...@fmsrl7.srl.ford.com>
Organization: International Affairs, Overseas Engineering, "Fordz"
References: <3295@ra.nrl.navy.mil>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1992 20:43:08 GMT
Lines: 25

In article <32...@ra.nrl.navy.mil> er...@tantalus.dell.com (Eric
Youngdale) writes:

:	I am having trouble with the rn newsreader under Dell release 2.1.
:Specifically, it posts articles with a return address of
:er...@tantalus.dell.com, where my real return address is
:er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil.  I grepped every file in /usr/dell... and replaced
:every dell.com with nrl.navy.mil, and rn *still* (at least the last time I
:checked.  Just watch, this time it will get it right) is reporting a return
:address at dell.  I can send regular mail with sendmail all day long and I
:never have any difficulty.  Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this?

It strikes me that there's no way that Dell can ship a "standard" rn
suitable for everyone's configuration.  My suggestion is to replace rn
and the NNTP client software (inews) with the latest and greatest
versions, available via anonymous FTP from their "home" at
lib.tmc.edu.

						...Mike

-- 
 Michael J. O'Connor           |  Internet:  m...@fmsrl7.srl.ford.com
 Ford Motor Company, OPEO      |  UUCP:      ...!{backbone}!fmsrl7!mjo
 20000 Rotunda, Bldg. 1-3001   |  Phone:     +1 (313) 248-1260
 Dearborn, MI  48121           |  Fax:       +1 (313) 323-6277

Path: sparky!uunet!sun-barr!ames!nsisrv!mimsy!ra!tantalus!eric
From: er...@tantalus.dell.com (Eric Youngdale)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: Re: rn under Dell unix.
Keywords: inews, patch
Message-ID: <3301@ra.nrl.navy.mil>
Date: 12 Aug 92 03:41:29 GMT
References: <3295@ra.nrl.navy.mil> <1992Aug11.202523.2030@hal.com> 
<mmaster.2a882896-e@parnasus.dell.com>
Sender: use...@ra.nrl.navy.mil
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In article <mmaster.2...@parnasus.dell.com> mma...@parnasus.dell.com 
(Michael Masterson) writes:
>la...@monolith.hal.com (Tom Lang) writes:
>
>>In article <32...@ra.nrl.navy.mil> er...@tantalus.dell.com (Eric Youngdale) writes:
>>>
>>>	I am having trouble with the rn newsreader under Dell release 2.1.
>>>Specifically, it posts articles with a return address of
>>>er...@tantalus.dell.com, where my real return address is
>>>er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil.  I grepped every file in /usr/dell... and replaced

>
>the inews in /usr/dell/nn/inews isn't used unless it's copied to
>/usr/dell/cnews/lib, and it's not normally copied there unless a)
>you're using nn, (not rn) and b) you're posting news via nntp.  
>
>a new release of mini-inews has recently been announced, available via
>ftp from: jagubox.gsfc.nasa.gov, so you can compile your own..
>(Grin).

	Well, I am using rn, not nn, so this means that we are not using
/usr/dell/nn/inews, right?  How will it help me to replace inews??

-Eric

	(Please ignore this paragraph.  The damn newsreader decided that
without this paragraph that I have quoted too much material, so I have to pad
my message with useless verbiage before the newsreader will allow me to post
it.  I am about ready to download the sources to the newsreader and "fix"
this stupid misfeature once and for all.  This is a recording...).

--
Eric Youngdale
er...@tantalus.nrl.navy.mil

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From: davi...@ariel.crd.GE.COM (william E Davidsen)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: Re: rn under Dell unix.
Message-ID: <1992Aug13.154914.18855@crd.ge.com>
Date: 13 Aug 92 15:49:14 GMT
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In article <Bsu6v...@ef2007.efhd.ford.com>, m...@ef2007.efhd.ford.com 
(Mike O'Connor) writes:

| It strikes me that there's no way that Dell can ship a "standard" rn
| suitable for everyone's configuration.  My suggestion is to replace rn
| and the NNTP client software (inews) with the latest and greatest
| versions, available via anonymous FTP from their "home" at
| lib.tmc.edu.

  This was reported in 2.2 beta testing and is supposedly fixed. maybe
Dell will put the fiixed version up for ftp?
-- 
bill davidsen, GE Corp. R&D Center; Box 8; Schenectady NY 12345
    I admit that when I was in school I wrote COBOL. But I didn't compile.

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mustang.dell.com!jrh
From: j...@mustang.dell.com (Randy Howard)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: Re: rn under Dell unix.
Message-ID: <1992Aug13.183214.8614@raid.dell.com>
Date: 13 Aug 92 18:32:14 GMT
References: <3295@ra.nrl.navy.mil> <Bsu6vw.LqJ@ef2007.efhd.ford.com> 
<1992Aug13.154914.18855@crd.ge.com>
Sender: ne...@raid.dell.com (Net News Admin)
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In article <1992Aug13.1...@crd.ge.com>, davi...@ariel.crd.GE.COM 
(william E Davidsen) writes:
|> In article <Bsu6v...@ef2007.efhd.ford.com>, m...@ef2007.efhd.ford.com 
|> (Mike O'Connor) writes:
|> 
|> | It strikes me that there's no way that Dell can ship a "standard" rn
|> | suitable for everyone's configuration.  My suggestion is to replace rn
|> | and the NNTP client software (inews) with the latest and greatest
|> | versions, available via anonymous FTP from their "home" at
|> | lib.tmc.edu.
|> 
|>   This was reported in 2.2 beta testing and is supposedly fixed. maybe
|> Dell will put the fiixed version up for ftp?

The 2.2 release has the source code for all the pd software on the
distribution tape.

-- 

Randy Howard            _o	    @'s: j...@dell.com
Dell Computer Corp.     \<,	    !'s: ...!uunet!dellunix!jrh
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