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@title Configuring Gnus for reading news


@node Setting up the news server name and port number
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@variable server :string (or (gnus-getenv-nntpserver) "your-server-here")
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@variable port :number 119
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@validate (or (assistant-validate-connect-to-server server port) (y-or-n-p "Do you want to use the server anyway, although you can't confirm it's valid?"))
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@result gnus-select-method (list 'nntp server (list 'nntp-server port))
@text
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Usenet news is usually read from your Internet service provider's news
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server.  If you don't know the name of this server, contact your ISP.

As a guess, the name of the server might be news.yourisp.com.

Server name: @variable{server}
Port number: @variable{port}
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@end text
@next t "User name and password"

@node User name and password
@type interstitial
@next 
(if (assistant-password-required-p)
    "Enter user name and password"
  "Want user name and password?")
@end next


@node Want user name and password?
@variable passwordp (:radio ((item "Yes") (item "No"))) "No"
@text
Some news servers require that you enter a user name and a password.
It doesn't look like your news server is one of them.

Do you want to enter user name and password anyway?

@variable{passwordp}

@end text

@next (equal passwordp "No") finish
@next (not (equal passwordp "No")) "Enter user name and password"


@node Enter user name and password
@variable user-name :string (user-login-name)
@variable password :password (or (assistant-authinfo-data server port 'password) "")
@text

It looks like your news server requires you to enter a user name
and a password:

User name: @variable{user-name}
Password: @variable{user-name}

@end text

@c Local variables:
@c mode: texinfo
@c End:

@c arch tag is missing