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INNXBATCH(8)									     INNXBATCH(8)

       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.

       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.
       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  trans-
       ferred. If the ``-T'' flag is used, the time is checked just before an article is started;
       it will not abort a transfer that is in progress. Both values are measured in seconds.

       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.

       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.

       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 host.

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

	   :<PREFIX specified with --prefix at configure>/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:
	 ##	sendxbatches.sh <sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name> ...

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

	 . <PREFIX specified with --prefix at configure>/innshellvars

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

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

       Written	by Stefan Petri <petri@ibr.cs.tu-bs.de>, 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).

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