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Configuring a News Server Proxy  -  KB Article #1621

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The NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) protocol is a form of TCP mapping, which AllegroSurf fully supports.

Adding a News Server Proxy

By default, AllegroSurf will not set up an NNTP proxy, but the steps below demonstrate how to do so.

  1. Start AllegroSurf.
  2. From the main window, click on Servers.
  3. Right-click Servers and select "New TCP Mapping Proxy Server."
  4. The properties window for this server will appear when it is created.
  5. Under the "General" tab, name this server "News Proxy Server."
  6. NNTP connections are usually made on port 119. Select port 119 under "Accept connections on port ___." If the port is different for the news server you connect to, change the Accept connection on port value to the correct port number.
  7. Click on the Bind tab to set the bindings for this protocol.
  8. Select Allow connections from ONLY this IP address and fill in the IP address of your server's computer.
  9. Click on the Mapping tab.
  10. In the Server: box, fill in the address of your news server (typically and the port number for this connection (defaulted to 119) in the Port: box.
  11. Click on OK to accept these changes.

AllegroSurf is now set to accept connections for your news server on the specified port number.

When you set up your news reader program, you must give it your server's IP address as the address of your news server and the port number you assigned to the protocol. All news requests are then made to AllegroSurf, which in turn contacts your news server and fetches your request for you.