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send-uucp - Send Usenet articles via UUCP
send-uucp [SITE ...]
The send-uucp program processes batch files written by innd(8) to send
Usenet articles to UUCP sites. It reads a configuration file to
control how it behaves with various sites. Normally, it’s run
periodically out of cron to put together batches and send them to
remote UUCP sites.
Any arguments provided to the program are interpreted as a list of
sites specfied in send-uucp.cf for which batches should be generated.
If no arguments are supplied then batches will be generated for all
sites listed in that configuration file.
The sites to which articles are to be sent must be configured in the
configuration file send-uucp.cf. Each site is specified with a line of
site[:host] [compressor [maxsize [batchtime]]]
The news site name being configured. This must match a site name
The UUCP host name to which batches should be sent for this site.
If omitted, the news site name will be used as the UUCP host name.
The compression method to use for batches. This should be one of
compress, gzip or none. Arguments for the compression command may
be specified by using "_" instead of spaces. For example,
"gzip_-9". The default value is "compress".
The maximum size of a single batch before compression. The default
value is 500,000 bytes.
A comma separated list of hours during which batches should be
generated for a given site. When send-uucp runs, a site will only
be processed if the current hour matches one of the hours in
batchtime. The default is no limitation on when to generate
Fields are seperated by spaces and only the site name needs to be
specified, with defaults being used for unspecified values. If the
first character on a line is a "#" then the rest of the line is
Here is an example send-uucp.cf configuration file:
zoetermeer gzip 1048576 5,18,22
hoofddorp gzip 1048576 5,18,22
pa3ebv gzip 1048576 5,18,22
drinkel gzip 1048576 5,6,18,20,22,0,2
manhole compress 1048576 5,18,22
owl compress 1048576
This defines seven UUCP sites. The first four use gzip compression and
the last three use compress. The first six use a batch size of 1MB,
and the last site (able) uses the default of 500,000 bytes. The
zoetermeer, hoofddorp, pa3ebv, and manhole sites will only have batches
generated for them during the hours of 05:00, 18:00, and 22:00, and the
drinkel site will only have batches generated during those hours and
20:00, 00:00, and 02:00. There are no restrictions on when batches
will be generated for owl or able.
Configuration file specifying a list of sites to be processed.
The usual flags used for a UUCP feed in the newsfeeds file are
innd(8), newsfeeds(5), uucp(8)
This program was originally written by Edvard Tuinder <email@example.com> and
then maintained and extended by Miquel van Smoorenburg
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Marco d’Itri <email@example.com> cleaned up the code
for inclusion in INN. This manual page was written by Mark Brown