Rocksolid Light (rslight). A web based Usenet client.
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README.md

Rocksolid Light (rslight) - a web based Usenet news client

Visit https://www.novabbs.com to try Rocksolid Light

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Rocksolid Light is based on NewsPortal, which discontinued development in 2008, and was developed by Florian Amrhein https://florian-amrhein.de/newsportal/

rslight contains some major code and feature changes, but would not exist without NewsPortal as a basis for development.

Rocksolid Light is a php web forum interface that basically uses nntp as a backend. Forums can be Usenet newsgroups, or any groups you wish to create. Forums can be synchronized with other rslight installs, or other nntp servers.

  • Uses sqlite3 database. No configuration required

  • Does not require Javascript

  • Built in nntp server

  • Synchronize with inn or another rslight site, or run standalone

  • Read and post using a news client

  • SSL encryption

  • Tested with Claws Mail, Thunderbird, Knews, tin, Pan and some others

  • NoCeM and Spamassassin support

  • Message expiration by site or by group

  • Send/Receive mail to/from users at other Rocksolid Light sites

  • Search article bodies

  • Display body snippet in overboard and search results

  • Email authentication if enabled

  • Protect poster email addresses if enabled

  • Interface works reasonably well on small devices

  • Colors in CSS are in a separate file for easy testing and modification

  • Groups can be renamed for cleaner display

  • Configuration options may be set for each individual 'section'

See INSTALL.md for installation instructions.

If you have trouble, post to rocksolid.nodes.help (www.novabbs.com) and we'll try to help.

Retro Guy retroguy@novabbs.com