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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).

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