nntp command line news reader

Bram Kuijper a.l.w.kuijper at rug.nl
Tue May 8 21:09:15 UTC 2007

Hi all,
anybody using nn as a commandline nntp news reader on ubuntu feisty? 
Apparently, nn has some problems in recognizing the hostname of my local 
machine. After installing nn on my machine, I try to start it by typing:

bram at theobio36.biol.rug.nl: nn
hostname=theobio36, You need a fully qualified domain name

so it cannot set my domain name properly. Somewhere, I guess, nn was so 
smart to set as my hostname only theobio36, whereis my etc/hosts nicely 
has the following line:       theobio36.biol.rug.nl   theobio36

I guess a slightly smarter software package would have set my hostname 
correctly. Anyone knows in which configuration file I could change this 
setting of nn? Apparently there is no hostname option in /usr/lib/nn/conf...

In fact, I would welcome any suggestions on a commandline nntp 
newsreader which is _usable_, since nn is not quite like that.


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