Feature #991

HDA as usenet indexer

Added by achmetinternet over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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Would this be of interest:

Just wondered which steps could be omitted in the process, as Apache is already installed etc.


#1 Updated by cpg over 9 years ago

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we have a lot of apps that do usenet indexing.

I think this is what you want. If not please re-open the bug!

#2 Updated by achmetinternet over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Feedback

Hi cpg,

but how do these index the usenet? They always require a search provider don't they?

#3 Updated by darkson over 9 years ago

this would be a good thing to have set up as a 1-click.. basically, the install as the guide as pretty straightforward, but I think the web/apache server set up needs work, just to give it a proper address.

the script it is attempting to use is:
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
ServerName localhost

DocumentRoot /var/www/newznab/www
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log
LogLevel warn

and then set itself as the default website:

sudo a2dissite default
sudo a2ensite newznab
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo service apache2 restart

but it's not accesible.. I think it needs to be given a proper address.

#4 Updated by cpg over 9 years ago

these commands are a bit dangerous. i would recommend against doing them in your HDA, as it will break the apache setup, in all likelihood.

i added you two to the newznab app someone tried to package before.

the basics of the app are there (except it does not have a logo), but it looks broken and also doing something dangerous.

if you guys are on ubuntu, i would look for a php/pear package in the repos doing Net_NTTP. definitely not install it on the fly if at all possible like the app currently does.

also, the DB name needs to be set in the app, unless it's newznab already.

#5 Updated by laptopfreek0 over 9 years ago

I setup mine a bit complicated but here is how I did it:
First setup a new webapp.
Then drop newznab into the web-app folder.
Then modify the /etc/httpd/conf.d/yourwebapphere.conf and set it from AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All
You should be good to go now. Access it by

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