Interesting. Yesterday I was thinking about creating a script that would create an RSS feed for a newsgroup.
Today I came across nntp2rss - access usenet newsgroups via RSS
. (Found via Library Stuff
There are a few issues with this script though (at least on my setup).
The script assumes a few things that it shouldn't. It assumes that short_open_tag = On and that register_globals = On in php.ini.
nntp2rss.php has a short open tag (which my setup prohibits), add
after the opening
to make sure it works on your system.
As for the register globals thingy, add the following to the top of nntp2rss.php:
$googleLinks = $_REQUEST['googleLinks'];
$googleThreaded = $_REQUEST['googleThreaded'];
$server = $_REQUEST['server'];
$group = $_REQUEST['group'];
$articles = $_REQUEST['articles'];
After making these changes and editing the settings for my provider's newsserver the script works flawlessly, though I'm not sure how useful it will be for high-volume newsgroups.