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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for nntpsend (redhat section 8)

NNTPSEND(8)			     System Manager's Manual			      NNTPSEND(8)

NAME
       nntpsend - send Usenet articles to remote site

SYNOPSIS
       nntpsend  [ -a ] [ -c ] [ -D ] [ -d ] [ -n ] [ -P portnum ] [ -p ] [ -r ] [ -S ] [ -s size
       ] [ -T timelimit ] [ -t timeout ] [ sitename fqdn ] ...

DESCRIPTION
       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 <pathlog in inn.conf>/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 <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/site-
       name.  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.

OPTIONS
       -d -D  The  ``-d''  flag causes nntpsend to send output to stdout rather than the log file
	      <pathlog in inn.conf>/nntpsend.log.  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(1) and does not  lock
	      batch files.

       -s     If  the  ``-s''  flag is used, then shrinkfile(1) will be invoked to perform a head
	      truncation on the batchfile and the flag will be passed to it.

       -a -c -P -p -r -S -T -t
	      The ``-a'', ``-c'', ``-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.

EXAMPLES
       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.

HISTORY
       Written by Landon Curt Noll  <chongo@toad.com>  and  Rich  $alz	<rsalz@uunet.uu.net>  for
       InterNetNews.  This is revision 1.8.6.1, dated 2000/08/17.

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

										      NNTPSEND(8)


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