I had been able to post test messages on the news server today, as well as watch many accesses show up in the log. However, many people had been receiving the following error throughout the day: NFS getattr failed for server eskinews.eskimo.com: RPC: Timed out Can't chdir to directory /usr/spool/news I shut down the news server, rebooted the machine (this is the "quick" method other than the more-than-an-hour method done after crashes), and posted another quick test message. Sorry for the inconvenience. -- Eric T. Jorgensen Reality's a Rorschach test, Eskimo North Support Staff And all the world's a blot. 206-812-0051, 800-246-6874 "Semper Tux (Linux Forever)"