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       uucpsend.ctl - list of sites to feed via uucpsend


       The  file  /etc/news/uucpsend.ctl  specifies  the  default  list  of  sites  to  be fed by
       uucpsend(8).   The  program  is  able  to  read  site  information  from   other   related
       configuration files as well.

       Comments  begin  with a hash mark (``#'') and continue through the end of the line.  Blank
       lines and comments are ignored.  All other lines should consist of six fields separated by
       a colon.  Each line looks like


       The  first field site is the name of the site as specified in the newsfeeds(5) file.  This
       is also the name of the UUCP system connected to this site.

       The second field max_size describes the maximum size of all batches in kbytes that may  be
       sent  to  this  site.  If this amount of batches is reached, this site will not be batched
       with this run and a reason will be logged into the logfile.  This test  includs  all  UUCP
       jobs, not only the ones sent to rnews (performing ``du -s'').

       The  third  field  queue_size  specifies  the  maximum  size in kbytes of one batch.  This
       argument is passed directly to batcher(8).

       The fourth field header defines the text that shall appear in the command header of  every
       batch  file.   `#!  ' is prefixed each batch.  Normally you'll need cunbatch for compress,
       gunbatch or zunbatch for gzip.  This header is important since there is not  standard  way
       to  handle  gzip'ed batches.  Using this and the next argument you're also able to use any
       compressor you like.  So you receive a certain amount of flexibility  by  using  uucpsend.
       If you don't want to have any compression leave the field empty.

       The  fifth  field  compressor  names a program that reads from stdin and writes to stdout.
       Normally it modifies the input stream by compressing it, such as compress(1) or gzip(1).

       The sixth field args consists of additional arguments that are passed directly to uux when
       sending the batch.

       One entry in the main configuration file is mandatory.  There must exist a line containing
       the default values for all these variables.  To achieve this the pseudo site /default/  is

       One default entry could look like this:

              /default/:2000:200:cunbatch:compress:-r -n

       This  reflects  a  minimal  setup.   The  maximal  size that may be used by the UUCP spool
       directory is 2MB.  Each batch will be max. 200 kBytes big.  The header of each batch  will
       contain  the string `cunbatch' and compress(1) is used to compress the batches. `-r -n' is
       passed to uux(1) which means no notification will be sent if uux was  successful  and  uux
       won't start the uucico(8) program when spooling the file.


       Written  by  Martin  Schulze  <>  for  InterNetNews.  Most of the work is
       derived from nncpsend.ctl(5) by Landon Curt Noll <> for InterNetNews.


       batcher(8), newsfeeds(5), uucpsend(8), uux(1).