Subscription listeners

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Subscription listeners

Postby LuciferC on Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:47 pm

Hi there,

thanks for the cool application.

I was wondering about the "Subscription Listeners" in the config file. What is the purpose of these settings?

I am currently writing a Gentoo ebuild for the app and was wondering whether I should simply remove these settings or add an explaining sentence so that users understand what they can do with these settings.


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Postby jason on Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:59 am


Good question! Subscription listeners were added during the development of 0.5, but I haven't yet officially documented them.

Basically what they do is configure nntp//rss to listen for feed subscription requests on ports used by other newsreader applications.

For example, subscription links for Radio Userland take the following form:

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... the following subscription listener element in the nntprss-config.xml would tell nntp//rss to start a listener on port 5335, and wait for subscription requests to the aforementioned URL. The param attribute defines which parameter within the query string contains the feed URL.

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<subscribe name='Radio Userland' port='5335' path='/system/pages/subscriptions' param='url' />

Thanks for writing the Gentoo eBuild. When it is available, please send me a link, and I'll add a pointer to it from the web site.
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Postby LuciferC on Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:19 pm

Thanks for the explanation. I'll add a note to the config file.

The ebuild is ready in it's first version and you can grab it from my website ( or directly download it here: ... ?fileId=18

The ebuild probably still needs to be polished until it becomes part of the Gentoo distribution. I opened a Gentoo bug and this can also be checked for further progress:

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