WendzelNNTPd -- a tiny open source Usenet server software for Linux, BSD and - in the past - Windows.
It is IPv6-ready, runs on *nix-like systems, supports different database backends (MySQL and SQlite3), ACL and RBAC, invisible newsgroups and can prevent double-postings in newsgroups.



Aug-27-2012: WendzelNNTPd-2.0.3-stable released.
Aug-14-2012: WendzelNNTPd-2.0.2-stable released
Aug-12-2012: WendzelNNTPd-2.0.1-stable released.
Jun-20-2011: WendzelNNTPd-2.0.0-stable released.
Feb-26-2011: WendzelNNTPd-2.0.0-beta available.



  • Free & Open
    • GPLv3 licensed Open Source software
    • Portability
      • runs on Linux
      • runs on BSD
      • runs on OpenSolaris
    • ACL and Role Based Access Control
      • Supports "invisible newsgroups"
      • Supports simple Access Control Lists (ACLs) but also ...
      • ... advanced role based access control (RBAC)!
    • Database abstraction
      • MySQL
      • SQlite3
    • Tiny
      • does only implement the most important NNTP commands + authentication commands
      • only about 7.250 lines of C code
      • designed for small and medium size environments (at home, small/medium size companies up to 500 users, workgroups, customer support)
      • based on MySQL and SQLite3
    • Easy to Use
    • Other Features
      • IPv6-ready (not the old Windows version)
      • Auto-prevention of double newsgroup posts: If a user sends a posting to two equal newsgroups, the server will add it only once to save memory on the server and the time of readers.


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Stable Releases:
Linux/*nix/BSD: Version 2 DOWNLOAD Source Code for Linux/BSD/*nix
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Documentation for WendzelNNTPd 2-stable

Online version of the WendzelNNTPd 2 documentation.