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NAME

       nntpsend - send Usenet articles to remote site

SYNOPSIS

       nntpsend [ -a ] [ -c ] [ -d ] [ -D ] [ -p ] [ -r ] [ -S ] [ -l ] [ -n ]
       [ -s size ] [ -t timeout ] [ -T timelimit ] [ -P portnum ]  [  sitename
       fqdn ] ...

DESCRIPTION

       Nntpsend is a front-end that invokes innxmit(1) to send Usenet articles
       to a remote NNTP site.

       The sites to be fed may be specified by giving sitename fqdn  pairs  on
       the command line.  If no such pairs are given, nntpsend defaults to the
       information given in the nntpsend.ctl(5) config file.

       The sitename should be the  name  of  the  site  as  specified  in  the
       newsfeeds(5)  file.   The  fqdn should be the hostname or IP address of
       the remote site.

       An innxmit is  launched  for  sites  with  queued  news.   All  innxmit
       processes  are  spawned in the background and the script waits for them
       all  to  finish  before  returning.   Output  is  sent  to   the   file
       /var/log/news/nntpsend.log.   In  order  to  keep from overwhelming the
       local system, nntpsend waits five seconds before spawned each child.

       Nntpsend  expects  that   the   batchfile   for   a   site   is   named
       /var/spool/news/out.going/sitename.   To  prevent batchfile corruption,
       shlock(1) is used to ‘‘lock’’ these files.

       When sitename fqdn pairs are given on the command line, any flags given
       on  the command completely describe how innxmit and shrinkfile operate.
       When no such pairs are given on the command line, then the  information
       found  in  nntpsend.ctl  becomes  the default flags for that site.  Any
       flags given on the command line override  the  default  flags  for  the
       site.

OPTIONS

       -c

       -d -D  The  ‘‘-d’’ flag causes nntpsend to send output to stdout rather
              than the log file /var/log/news/nntpsend.log.  The  ‘‘-D’’  flag
              does  the  same  and  it passes ‘‘-d’’ to all innxmit invocatins
              which in turn causes innxmit to go into debug mode.

       -s     If the ‘‘-s’’ flag is used, then shrinkfile(1) will  be  invoked
              to  perform a tail truncation on the batchfile and the flag will
              be passed to it.

       -l     If the ‘‘-l’’ (lazy) flag is specified, then the script will  be
              more  aggressive  about  deciding  there  is nothing to be done.
              This can be useful when using nntpsend as a backup  for  a  site
              fed by nntplink.

       -a -p -r -S -t -T
              The  ‘‘-a’’,  ‘‘-p’’, ‘‘-P’’, ‘‘-r’’, `‘-S’’, ‘‘-t’’, and ‘‘-T’’
              flags are passed on to the child innxmit program. See innxmit(8)
              for  more details.  Note that if the ‘‘-p’’ flag is used then no
              connection is made and no articles are fed to the  remote  site.
              It  is  useful to have cron(8) invoke nntpsend with this flag in
              case a site cannot be reached for an extended period of time.

EXAMPLES

       With the following control file:

              nsavax:erehwon.nsavax.gov::-S -t60
              group70:group70.org::
              walldrug:walldrug.com:4m-1m:-T1800 -t300
              kremvax:kremvax.cis:2m:

       The command:

              nntpsend

       will result in the following:

              Sitename        Truncation      Innxmit flags
              nsavax          (none)          -a -S -t60
              group70         (none)          -a -t180
              walldrug        1m if >4m       -a -T1800 -t300
              kremvax         2m              -a -t180

       The command:

              nntpsend -d -T1200

       will result in the following:

              Sitename        Truncation      Innxmit flags
              nsavax          (none)          -a -d -S -T1200 -t60
              group70         (none)          -a -d -T1200 -t180
              walldrug        1m if >4m       -a -d -T1200 -t300
              kremvax         2m              -a -d -T1200 -t180

       The command:

              nntpsend  -s  5m  -T1200   nsavax   erehwon.nsavax.gov   group70
              group70.org

       will result in the following:

              Sitename        Truncation      Innxmit flags
              nsavax          5m              -a -T1200 -t180
              group70         5m              -a -T1200 -t180

       Remember that ‘‘-a’’ is always given, and ‘‘-t’’ defaults to 180.

HISTORY

       Written   by   Landon   Curt   Noll  <chongo@toad.com>  and  Rich  $alz
       <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This  is  revision  1.9,  dated
       1996/10/29.

SEE ALSO

       innxmit(1), newsfeeds(5), nntpsend.ctl(5), shrinkfile(1).

                                                                   NNTPSEND(8)