> I'm looking for a simple solution for reading news via a firewall.
>a Linux firewall set up on our local network and lot of PCs running Win
>3.x, Win95 and/or WinNT Workstations on the protected network. The
>problem is that the machines on the protected network must be able to
>read news via/through the firewall at the news host. Is there a
>simple/good solution for a Linux firewall? A gateway or something? If
>what news agents do support that gateway solution?
>Hope someone can help me, best regards, Gunni
An easy solution is to use the plug-gw proxy that is in the TIS firewall
toolkit (ftp.tis.com). It is perfect for news, it accepts connections to
port 119 (or any port you wish to assign) and forwards everything to
another host and port (the desired news server). Then you just tell the
clients that the firewall is the news server and they will work as if
they are connected to the external news server.