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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.

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

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 9588 2013-12-19 17:46:41Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

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