Checking News Log Files
Activities of your news server are logged to files in the /var/log/news directory. Messages are logged based on the following settings in the /etc/syslog.conf file:
In this example, critical errors are stored in the news.crit file, non-critical errors are stored in the news.err file, and messages that just reflect normal activities are logged in the news.notice file. You should check these files regularly for error conditions.