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NNCP consists of several utilities. As a rule you will have the following workflow:

  1. Run nncp-cfgnew on each node to create an initial configuration file.
  2. Tune it up and set at least spool and log paths.
  3. Share your public keys and reachability addressees with your neighbours. Add their keys to your configuration file and do any other required configuration about their reachability, permissions of file or freq transmission.
  4. Use nncp-file, nncp-freq, nncp-exec (look how Postfix and how Exim SMTP servers could be configured) commands to queue file, freq and exec transmissions. Repeat as many times any time as you wish.
  5. Depending on connection methods, either:
    • run nncp-daemon to accept remotely initiated connections to your node
    • run either nncp-call or nncp-caller to initiate connection to required nodes from time to time
    • use nncp-xfer with removable storage devices for copying packets to/from other nodes
    • use nncp-bundle with either sequential storage devices or broadcasting transmissions for copying packets
  6. After successful packet exchanging (or just simply from time to time), run nncp-toss for tossing (decrypting and processing) all inbound queues to receive exec messages, files, file requests and relay transition packets to other nodes.
  7. Optionally do not forget about explicit receipt acknowledgement ability with nncp-ack.

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