Using Simple News Strategies
Although using news is reasonably simple, a news server requires some effort on your part if it is to be set up and maintained properly. Newsgroups in particular need a great deal of disk space and access to a news server that provides a news feed to your server. You need a large amount of disk space because so many newsgroups exist, and the volume of messages can be quite high. In addition, the news articles must be purged periodically; otherwise, the disk becomes filled. Even if you choose a subset of newsgroups, you may need tens of gigabytes, if not hundreds, just to keep the news items on your system. Running a news server can be one of the most demanding Internet services you provide because of the bandwidth requirements, disk space, and the in-memory indexes and caches that news servers require for fast access to news articles.
The next section briefly describes the news-related software packages you can install in Red Hat Linux.