If you have a cyrus-imap was installed, you can use it as « nntp reader » (all examples are with a Debian Etch).
My problem is : I have many computer where I read my mail, blog (rss) and now newsgroup.

For my mails, I use a IMAP server (cyrus-imap), for my rss I use FoFRedux and now I search a solution for read newsgroup.

Now with cyrus-imap you can feed newsgroup in NNTP :

apt-get install cyrus-nntpd-2.2

In a directory (such as home directory). You can launch it as normal user. It’s to get tools scripts

apt-get source cyrus-imapd-2.2
vi /etc/cyrus.conf

uncomment nntp lines

vi /etc/imapd.conf

add :

newsprefix: news

Restart cyrus

get mknewsgroups script

wget ftp://ftp.isc.org/usenet/CONFIG/active
./mknewsgroups -n -u cyrus -w fr.comp.text.tex -a "anyone +p news write" localhost

you get this :

reading configure file...
you are using "news" as your news prefix.
C01 CREATE "news.fr.comp.text.tex"
S01 SETACL "news.fr.comp.text.tex" news write
S02 SETACL "news.fr.comp.text.tex" anyone +p

If you think it’s ok :

./mknewsgroups -u cyrus -w fr.comp.text.tex -a "anyone +p news write" localhost
cat /usr/local/bin/cyrus-fetchnews
#! /bin/sh


env > /tmp/cyfetch

if [ ! -f ${CONF} ]; then
echo "${CONF} missing..."
exit 1

if [[ ${LOGNAME} != "cyrus" ]]; then
echo "Must be run as cyrus User"
exit 2

source ${CONF}

for ng in ${ABO_GROUPS}; do
/usr/lib/cyrus/bin/fetchnews ${OPTIONS} -w ${ng} ${SERVER}
cat /etc/news-cyrus-abo
OPTIONS="-n -y"
ABO_GROUPS="fr.comp.text.tex comp.text.tex"

cat /etc/cron.d/cyr-newsgroup

*/5 * * * * cyrus /usr/local/bin/cyrus-fetchnews
0 0 * * * cyrus /usr/sbin/cyr_expire -E 60 -v

mboxcfg news expire 60

& to check it :

localhost.localdomain> info news  
expire: 60  
lastupdate: 16-Feb-2007 09:46:58 +0100  
partition: default  
size: 0

It’s done 😉 & now you can view newsgroup in you favorite IMAP client.