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NAME

       nntpsend - Send Usenet articles to remote sites

SYNOPSIS

       nntpsend [-acDdlNnpr] [-P portnum] [-s size] [-T timelimit] [-t
       timeout] [-w delay] [sitename fqdn] ...

DESCRIPTION

       nntpsend is a front-end that invokes innxmit 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 config
       file.  The sitename should be the name of the site as specified in the
       newsfeeds 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
       nntpsend.log in pathlog.  In order to keep from overwhelming the local
       system, nntpsend waits five seconds before spawning each child.

       nntpsend expects that the batch file for a site is named sitename in
       pathoutgoing.  To prevent batch files corruption, shlock 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

       -D, -d
         The -D flag causes nntpsend to send output to stdout rather than the
         log file nntpsend.log in pathlog.  The -d flag does the same and it
         passes -d to all innxmit invocations, which in turn causes innxmit to
         go into debug mode.

       -n
         If the -n flag is used, then nntpsend does not use shlock to lock the
         use of nntpsend.  Batch files will still be locked.

       -s size
         If the -s flag is used, then shrinkfile will be invoked to perform a
         head truncation of size bytes on the batch file and the flag will be
         passed to it.

       -w delay
         If the -w flag is used, then nntpsend waits for delay seconds after
         flushing the site before launching innxmit.

       -a, -c, -l, -N, -P portnum, -p, -r, -T timelimit, -t timeout
         The -a, -c, -l, -P portnum, -p, -r, -T timelimit and -t timeout flags
         are passed on to the child innxmit program.  The -N flag is passed as
         -s flag 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 nntpsend.ctl config file:

           nsavax:erehwon.nsavax.gov::-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 -t60
           group70         (none)          -a -t180
           walldrug        1m if >4m       -T1800 -t300
           kremvax         2m              -t180

       The command "nntpsend -d -T1200" will result in the following:

           Sitename        Truncation      innxmit flags
           nsavax          (none)          -a -d -T1200 -t60
           group70         (none)          -a -d -T1200 -t180
           walldrug        1m if >4m       -d -T1200 -t300
           kremvax         2m              -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              -T1200 -t180
           group70         5m              -T1200 -t180

       Remember that -a is always given when there is no size limit, and -t
       defaults to 180.

HISTORY

       Written by Landon Curt Noll <chongo@toad.com> and Rich $alz
       <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  Converted to POD by Julien
       Elie.

       $Id: nntpsend.pod 9064 2010-05-20 19:25:13Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

       inn.conf(5), innxmit(1), newsfeeds(5), nntpsend.ctl(5), shlock(1),
       shrinkfile(1).