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INNXMIT(8)									       INNXMIT(8)

       innxmit - send Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server

       innxmit	[  -a ] [ -c ] [ -d ] [ -l ] [ -P portnum ] [ -p ] [ -r ] [ -s ] [ -T timeout ] [
       -t timeout ] host file

       Innxmit connects to  the  NNTP  server  at  the	specified  host  (validating  itself  via
       passwd.nntp(5)  if  possible)  and  sends it the articles specified in the batchfile named
       file.  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.

       If  the	file  is  not  an absolute pathname, it is taken relative to the <pathoutgoing in
       inn.conf> directory.  It is normally written by specifying the ``Wnm'' flags in the  news-
       feeds(5) file.  Each line in the batchfile should be in one of the following formats:

	      token Message-ID

       The  token  field names the article to be sent.	If the Message-ID field is not specified,
       it will be obtained by scanning the article.  The token and Message-Id  fields  are  sepa-
       rated by a space.

       If  a communication error such as a write(2) failure occurs, innxmit will stop sending and
       rewrite the batchfile to contain the current article and any other unsent articles.

       -a     If all articles were sent successfully, innxmit will remove the  batchfile,  other-
	      wise  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 batchfile to
	      grow  excessively large if many articles have been expired and there are communica-
	      tion problems.  To always rewrite the batchfile, use the ``-a'' flag.

       -c     In streaming mode a check of each message ID is still made to avoid  sending  arti-
	      cles  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

       -l     The ``-l'' flag is used to turn off logging of reasons the remote gives for reject-
	      ing an article.

       -P     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 batchfile 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 arti-
	      cle 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     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 an article is started;  it  will  not  abort	a  transfer  that  is  in
	      progress.  Both values are measured in seconds.

       -t     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(3).  If the
	      ``-v'' flag is used, they will also be printed on the standard output.

       Written	by  Rich  $alz	<rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.	This is revision,
       dated 2000/08/17.

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

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