RumorMill (formerly made by Stairwars Software, creators of Interarchy), is the only shareware NNTP news server for the Mac. Although this server is not really designed to handle a full modern-day (40,000+ groups) newsfeed, the software is quite powerful, and quite easy to administer. Version 1.3.4 adds/changes the following:
RumorMill requires a 680x0 or Power Mac running Mac OS 7.1 or higher (the setup application, though, requires Mac OS 7.6 or higher). The program is shareware with a fee of $90 for commercial use, $35 for private or educational use. RumorMill 1.3.x is a $15 update to registered users of RumorMill 1.2. The authors hope to carbonize RumorMill for use on Mac OS X some time in late 2002. The server portion will be ported first; the setup program will be ported later. There will be no upgrade charge to registered users of version 1.3.
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Mac OS X has a huge amount of TCP/IP-based server software built into it that I don't specifically cover here. Your "Sharing" Preference Pane allows you to enable and disable these services with a click of the mouse. The software running behind the scenes to provide many of these services is generally of the open source variety. The standard release of Mac OS X includes, among many others:
Of course, Mac OS X Server includes many more, in addition to offering more recent versions of many of the above servers.
Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.
These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!