Note: This product has been discontinued, please follow the link below to find the current product for this purpose!
We now recommend SurgeNews which includes a full features Web Gateway for news groups. Click here for more information on SurgeNews
NOTE: This web page only exists for the use of existing customers, the 'webnews' product is no longer available for sale to new customers, sorry!!!
WebNews is a server side application (cgi) which provides your users with web based access to Internet News Groups. It is compatible with any standard NNTP News server system.
WebNews allows news groups to be displayed, accessed and searched via your web pages. WebNews may be used to provide a web based news service, similar to the popular Deja News Services. Providing Web access to news gives all your users access to their news from anywhere on the net. All they need is a web browser.
With WebNews you can add web access to enhance your current news solution, allowing users to access news via the web in addition to using their existing news client software.
You can also provide a full featured web based news solution, completely removing the need for users to install and configure any traditional news client software at all. This can provide a news solution that better meets the needs of users and which reduces administration costs.
WebNews is a complete web based news package which allows all news processing to be handled via a web browser rather than from a news client package. WebNews allows users to intermix access via a normal news client and access via the web. This can eliminate all news client installation and setup issues in one go. WebNews allows users to access internet news from any web browser on any machine, and provides a simple customizable news client interface for all your users. This is the web news solution for ISP's, corporations and other geographically extended enterprises.
WebNews works by interacting with a normal NNTP NEWS server, this means that you can configure it to work with your current news server in a matter of minutes. It also means that messages read via these gateways are still available to be downloaded into your users normal news client package. We recommend the use of our DNews server in combination with WebNews, but it can be used with any standard News server.
WebNews consists of a set of template html pages and a special CGI for processing these pages and interacting with the NEWS servers. There are template pages for:
All of these can be customized if required, although a number of fully working example templates are provided.