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       innxbatch - send xbatched Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server


       innxbatch [ -D ] [ -t timeout ] [ -T timeout ] [ -v ] host file ...


       Innxbatch  connects  to  the  NNTP server at the specified host and sends it the specified
       xbatch files, using the XBATCH extension to the NNTP protocol. It is normally invoked by a
       script  run  out  of  cron(8)  that  uses  shlock(1)  to lock the host name, followed by a
       ctlinnd(8) command to flush the batchfile.

       Each file is removed after it has been successfully transferred.

       If a communication error such as a write(2) failure,  or  an  unexpected  reply  from  the
       remote  server occurs, innxbatch will stop sending and leave all remaining files untouched
       for later retry.


       -t seconds
              Innxbatch normally blocks until the connection is made.  To specify  a  timeout  on
              how long to try to make the connection, use the ``-t'' flag.

       -T seconds
              To  specify  the total amount of time that should be allowed for article transfers,
              use the ``-T'' flag.
              The default is to wait until an I/O error occurs, or all  the  articles  have  been
              transferred.  If  the  ``-T''  flag  is  used, the time is checked just before each
              article is started; it will not abort a transfer that is in progress.

       -v     Upon exit, innxbatch reports transfer and CPU usage statistics via  syslog(3).   If
              the ``-v'' flag is used, they will also be printed on the standard output.

       -D     Use  the  ``-D''  flag to print debugging information on standard error.  This will
              show the protocol transactions between innxbatch and the NNTP server on the  remote


       A sample newsfeeds(5) entry to produce appropriate xbatch files (thanks to Karsten Leipold

           :<pathbin in inn.conf>/batcher \
              -p "(<$ac_cv_path_COMPRESS in config.cache> >\
              <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/nase.\$\$)" \

       A sample script to invoke innxbatch(8) is:

         ##  SH script to send xbatches for a site, wrapped around innxbatch
         ##  Invocation:
         ## <sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name> ...

         if [ $# -le 3 ]
            echo "usage: $0 <sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name>"
            exit 1

         . <pathbin in inn.conf>/innshellvars

         site="$1"; host="$2"; shift; shift

         ctlinnd flush "$site" \
         && sleep 5 \
         && exec $NEWSBIN/innxbatch -v -D "$host" $*


       Written by Stefan Petri <>, modelled after innxmit(8) and the  XBATCH
       patch for the nntp reference implementation.


       ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innd(8), innxmit(8), newsfeeds(5), nntpsend(8), shlock(1).