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NAME

       innxmit - Send Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server

SYNOPSIS

       innxmit [-acdHlprsv] [-P portnum] [-T seconds] [-t seconds] host file

DESCRIPTION

       innxmit connects to the NNTP server at the specified host (validating itself via
       passwd.nntp if possible) and sends it the articles specified in the batch file named file.
       It is normally invoked by a script run out of cron(8) that uses shlock to lock the host
       name, followed by a ctlinnd command to flush the batch file.  If file is not an absolute
       path name, it is taken relative to the directory specified by the pathoutgoing parameter
       in inn.conf.  It is normally written by specifying the "Wnm" flags in the newsfeeds file.
       Each line in the batch file should be in one of the following formats:

           article Message-ID
           article

       The first field is either the storage API token of an article or the name of a file
       holding an article.  If it is not an absolute pathname or a storage API token, it is taken
       to be a file name relative to patharticles in inn.conf. If the second field is not
       specified, the message-ID will be obtained by scanning the article.  The two fields, if
       present, are separated by a space.  If a communication error such as a write(2) failure
       occurs, innxmit will stop sending and rewrite the batch file to contain the current
       article and any other unsent articles.

       An alternative to innxmit can be innduct, mentioned in the innfeed(8) man page.

OPTIONS

       -a  If all articles were sent successfully, innxmit will remove the batch file; otherwise
           it will rewrite it to contain the list of unsent articles.  If no articles were sent
           or rejected, the file is left untouched.  This can cause the batch file to grow
           excessively large if many articles have been expired and there are communication
           problems.  To always rewrite the batch file, use the -a flag.

       -c  In streaming mode, a check of each message-ID is still made to avoid sending articles
           already on the server.  The -c flag will, if streaming mode is supported, result in
           sending articles without checking.  This results in slightly greater throughput and
           may be appropriate when it is known that the site could not already have the articles
           such as in the case of a "leaf" site.

       -d  Use the -d flag to print debugging information on standard error.  This will show the
           protocol transactions between innxmit and the NNTP server on the remote host.

       -H  If the -H flag is given, then only headers are sent to host for all articles except
           control messages.  And the Bytes: header is also included even if it does not exist in
           the original article.  The -H flag is useful for Diablo reader.

       -l  The -l flag is used to turn on logging of reasons the remote gives for rejecting an
           article.

       -P portnum
           To specify a port number other than the default, use the -P flag.

       -p  If the -p flag is given, then no connection is made and the batch file is purged of
           entries that refer to files that no longer exist.  This implies the -a flag.

       -r  If the remote server sends an unexpected reply code, innxmit will requeue the article
           and proceed.  Use the -r flag if the article should not be requeued.

       -s  innxmit will attempt to negotiate a streaming mode extension of the NNTP protocol with
           the server at connect time.  If successful, it will use a slightly different protocol
           that enhances throughput.  If the server does not recognize the streaming mode
           negotiation, innxmit will revert to normal NNTP transfer mode.  Use the -s flag to
           disable the attempt to negotiate the streaming mode extension.

       -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.

       -t seconds
           innxmit normally blocks until the connection is made.  To specify a timeout on how
           long to try to make the connection, use the -t flag.

       -v  Upon exit, innxmit reports transfer and CPU usage statistics via syslog.  If the -v
           flag is used, they will also be printed on the standard output.

HISTORY

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews. Converted to POD by Julien
       Elie.

       $Id: innxmit.pod 9588 2013-12-19 17:46:41Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

       ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innd(8), newsfeeds(5), passwd.nntp(5), shlock(1).