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nntpsend - send Usenet articles to remote site
nntpsend [ -a ] [ -c ] [ -d ] [ -D ] [ -p ] [ -r ] [ -S ] [ -l ] [ -n ] [ -s size ] [ -t timeout ] [ -T timelimit ] [ -P portnum ] [ sitename fqdn ] ...
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.
-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.
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.
Written by Landon Curt Noll <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is revision 1.9, dated 1996/10/29.
innxmit(1), newsfeeds(5), nntpsend.ctl(5), shrinkfile(1). NNTPSEND(8)