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I am doing some development that requires some interaction with an NNTP server, however I don't want to develop against a live server for obvious reasons and am trying to get a local NNTP server setup for testing, but for the life of me I can't find any guides on setting one up in (preferably) Windows 7.

Can anyone shed some light? I've found that in IIS 6 you were able to setup an NNTP server, but I unfortunately do not have a 2003 VM at my disposal, I'm stuck with either XP or Windows 7.


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Windows client OSs do not have an NNTP server option. You will have to use a third-party package.

Check out the DMOZ list of NNTP servers for some third party options.

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Or put up a VM with some Linux distro and setup an NNTP server there. This way you keep your workstation clean from uncessary cruft. –  Sven Apr 14 '12 at 4:54
@SvenW Do you have any recommendations as to NNTP servers for Linux? I went through trying to configure a number of them in Ubuntu but didn't have luck with any of them, including some of what appear to be the well known ones such as leafnode and inn. I need something that will act purely as a local news server and not try to download news or submit news anywhere else. That way I can test posting to the news server without cluttering up an actual news group. –  rastating Apr 14 '12 at 10:03
@SvenW Thank you also for adding the NNTP tag to my post for me :) –  rastating Apr 14 '12 at 10:07

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