The following is a list of the people (in roughly chronological order)
who've helped out. If anyone's name has been left out (probably), or if
something has been incorrectly attributed to you (ditto), please let us
Designed and wrote most of it.
Did the TCL extension.
Did the Perl extension and provided several other fixes.
Made nnrpd spool if innd is unavailable. Made nnrpd handle the
LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS command. Added the rebuilding of control
connections to innd (SIGUSR1). Got inews to ask the nntp peer for
moderator info instead of digging it out of a local file.
Did the hooks for PGP verificiation of control messages, added
actived support for syncing against an active file obtained via
Wrote the poison newsgroup code ('@') for newsfeeds(5). Wrote the
too-many-connects support ('-X -H -T' flags to innd).
Landon Curt Noll:
Wrote or co-wrote actsync, nntpsend, shrinkfile, innstat,
news.daily, tally.control and various man pages. He also was the
person originally behind the site directory
Wrote the '-e' support for expire (expire on shortest time).
Made rnews recognise gzip compression. Made newsfeeds(5) take the
Did the original XBATCH support.
Did more XBATCH support.
Did the work-limiter in the select loop to stop streaming from
Wrote the perl innlog.
Wrote the articles storage API and implemented the timehash
and regular storage mechanisms with it. He made significant
modifications to dbz. Integrating innfeed, adding Xref slaving,
the history cache, the WIP rewrite and various speedups were
also his doing. Provided the tradindexed overview mechanism.
Implemented the 'O' flag in newsfeeds. Did a bunch of early work
on the CVS repository, reorganization of the code, and committing
patches from others.
Wrote the initial autoconf scripts.
Forrest J. Cavalier III:
Provided a lot of bug fixes to 1.5.2. He extended the autoconf
setup a lot to work with version 2.0, and has provided a lot of
valuable design input and testing.
Wrote the CNFS storage back-end.
Wrote the innreport package. Implemented the new incoming.conf
configuration file. Added support for nested profile timers.
Wrote the initial patch for Perl filtering of message-IDs on IHAVE
or CHECK and other patches related to the filtering code.
Wrote the experimental code for automatically generating keywords
from incoming articles and putting those keywords in the overview
for the use of readers.
Along with some bugfixes, Dave wrote the posting-backoff code for
nnrpd and the patches to the perl hooks to make the headers
Wrote the code for measuring the timing of various parts of innd
and the original actived code.
Provided the fuzzy offset technique to dbz.
Provided unified overview, the buffindexed overview method, trash
storage method, spool translation method, traditional expire
policy for articles stored through storage API and expireindex, as
well as hundreds of fixes to clean up defects as changes were
made. Did a large amount of man page documentation and clean up.
Has also been a major force in the CVS pool maintenace.
Expanded inn.conf to make many of the old compile time options
into run time variables. Numerous bug fixes, small feature
enhancements and man updates.
Provided various bug fixes and contributed to the pre-SM CNFS
Modified nnrpd to allow detailed client tracking, added the '-R'
flag to nnrpd.
Wrote the first Perl filter callbacks into INN.
Provided the patches to support the new readers.conf file, and
wrote the initial user authenticators and resolvers for the
readers.conf. Provided the patches to support the new
storage.conf format. Added the option to store articles based on
the Expires header. Also added the '@' article exclusion code to
Contributed improvements to the nnrpd Perl filtering support to
give access to message bodies and support the DROP and SPOOL
keywords in filter returns.
Has done large amounts of clean-up on various pieces of the system
(especially the documentation and build system), and has helped
with the CVS pool maintenance. Improved the speed and portability
of the Perl filter. Rewrote the tradindexed overview method for
additional robustness. Has done extensive work on libinn,
breaking out common code from other parts of INN. Lots of other
fixes to various parts of INN.
Implemented the 'C' and 'U' flags in newsfeeds.
Wrote the initial libtool support for INN.
Added min-queue-connection support to innfeed, added outgoing
volume logging and reporting, and provided a variety of bug
Various portability and bug fixes, wrote the ovdb overview
mechanism that uses Berkeley DB.
Implemented the timecaf and tradspool storage mechanisms, as well
as many bug fixes and other contributions.
Wrote the news2mail gateway.
Added Python authentication support for nnrpd.
Added preliminary SSL and SASL support for nnrpd.
Implemented MODE CANCEL support, as well as other patches and bug
Wrote the support for variables in newsfeeds, contributed various
other patches and bug fixes.
Wrote the SMB authenticator.
Wrote the history API, generalized the timer code in innd and
innfeed into a generic timer library, reworked the NEWNEWS code
and added a history cache, and contributed various other bug fixes.
Wrote gpgverify and overhauled controlchan and its modules. Added
IPv6 support to innd and inndstart. Contributed a rewritten
send-uucp. Has also contributed a variety of bug fixes and helped
Jeffrey M. Vinocur:
Broke parts of the interface with nnrpd for authentication programs
into a separate library, added various features to readers.conf,
and wrote various other fixes and feature improvements,
particularly to nnrpd.
Significantly reworked nnrpd Perl and Python hooks to be more useful
in combination with the readers.conf mechanism.
Added IPv6 support to innfeed, nnrpd, and supporting programs.
Implemented SASL authentication support for nnrpd.
Kept INN alive after Rich Salz didn't have the time any more but
before ISC took over. He released 4 unofficial versions that
provided a good boost to what ISC started with. Minor work
on 2.0, mostly with example files and minor code tweaks.
The chief maintainer of INN from when ISC took over
maintenance through the 2.2 release, James is also the original
author of innfeed and has made fixes, improvements, and feature
additions all over the code.
Provided various bug fixes and did a lot of work integrating other
peoples patches and looking after the CVS pool. Helped
significantly with the conversion to autoconf. Added the ability
to set connection limits on a per-host basis.
Joshua M. Thompson:
Wrote the original INSTALL documentation.
The following people helped above and beyond the call of duty with testing
(provided patches, bug reports, suggestions, documentation improvements,
Paul Vixie, Robert Elz, Evan Champion, Robert Keller, Barry Bouwsma,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Ollivier Robert, Kevin Jameson, Heiko W. Rupp,
Fletcher Mattox, Matus Uhlar, Gabor Kiss, Matthias Scheler,
Richard Michael Todd, Trevor Riley, Alex Bligh, J. Porter Clark,
Alan Brown, Bert Hyman, Petter Nilsen, Gary E. Miller, Kim Culhan,
Marc Baudoin, Neal Becker, Bjorn Knutsson, Stephen Marquard,
Frederick Korz, Benedict Lofstedt, Dan Ellis, Joe Ramey,
Odd Einar Aurbakken, Jon Lewis, Dan Riley, Peter Eriksson, Ken Lalonde,
Koichi Mouri, J. Richard Sladkey, Trine Krogstad, Holger Burbach,
Per Hedeland, Larry Rosenman, Andrew Burgess, Michael Brunnbauer,
Mohan Kokal, Robert R. Collier, Mark Hittinger, Miquel van Smoorenburg,
Boyd Lynn Gerber, Yury B. Razbegin, Joe St. Sauver, Heiko Schlichting,
John P. Speno, Scott Gifford, Steve Parr, Robert Kiessling,
Francis Swasey, Paul Tomblin, Florian La Roche, Curt Welch,
Thomas Mike Michlmayr, Kizu Takashi, Michael Hall, Jeff King,
Edward S. Marshall, Michael Schroeder, George Lindholm, Don Lewis,
Christopher Masto, Hiroaki Sengoku, Yury July, Yar Tikhiy, Kees Bakker,
Peter da Silva, Matt McLeod, Ed Korthof, Jan Rychter, Winfried Magerl,
Andreas Lamrecht, Duane Currie, Ian Dickinson, Bettina Fink, Todd Olson,
Jochen Erwied, Rebecca Ore, Felicia Neff, Ben Rosengart, Antonio Querubin,
Bear Giles, Ian Hastie, Greg Andruk, Frank Copeland, Andrew Stribblehill,
Erik Mouritzen, Ernst Boetsch, Piotr Meyer, David Canzi, Brandon Hume,
Christopher P. Lindsey, Winfried Szukalski, Edvard Tuinder, Viktor Pilpenok,
Frank McConnell, Ilya A. Kovalenko, Steve Youngs, Jacek Konieczny,
Ilya Voronin, Sergey Babitch, Watanabe Katsuhiro, Fred Senault,
Chris Caputo, Thomas Parleman, Adam J. Richter, Jim Dutton, Julien Elie,
Ray Miller, Andreas M. Kirchwitz, Andrey Yakovlev, Christoph Biedl,
Kai Gallasch, Ollivier Robert, Ivan Shmakov, Kachun Lee, Kirill Berezin,
Dieter Stussy, Alan Schwartz, Shalon Wood, Nick Couchman, Jakub Bogusz,
J. Thomas Halliley, Matija Nalis, Geraint A. Edwards, Alexander Bartolich,
David Hlacik, Andreas Mattheiss, James Ralston, Wim Lewis, Johan van Selst,
Wolfgang M. Weyand, Berend Reitsma, William Kronert, Petr Novopashenniy,
Steve Crook, John F. Morse, Tim Woodall, Jonathan Kamens, Kamil Jonca,
S.P. Zeidler, Nix, Florian Schlichting, Torsten Jerzembeck, Harald Dunkel,
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen, Sam Varshavchik, Matthew Vernon, Ian Jackson,
Edmund H. Ramm, Raphael Barrois, Bo Lindbergh, Matthias Meyser,
Dennis Preiser, Paolo Amoroso, Dennis Davis, River Tarnell, Jochen Schmitt,
Tim Fardell, Remco Rijnders, David Binderman, Tony Evans, Christian Garbs,