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nntpsend: list of sites to feed via nntpsend


nntpsend.ctl - list of sites to feed via nntpsend


The file <pathetc in inn.conf>/nntpsend.ctl specifies the default list of sites to be fed by nntpsend(8).

Comments begin with a number sign (``#'') and continue through the end of the line. Blank lines and comments are ignored. All other lines should consist of four fields separated by a colon.

The first field is the name of the site as specified in the newsfeeds file.

The second field should be the hostname or IP address of the remote site.

The third field, if non-empty, specifies the default head truncation size of site's batchfile. If this field is empty, no truncation is performed. This field may be of the form ``maxsize-truncsize'', in which case it is passed to shrinkfile as ``-m maxsize -s truncsize''; otherwise it is of the form ``truncsize'', in which case it is passed as ``-s truncsize''.

The fourth field specifies some default flags passed to innxmit(8). The flag ``-a'' is always given to innxmit and need not appear here. If no ``-t timeout'' flag is given in this field or on the nntpsend command line, ``-t 180'' will be given to innxmit.


Written by Landon Curt Noll <chongo [at] toad.com> for InterNetNews. This is revision 5909, dated 2002-12-03.


innxmit(8), newsfeeds(5), nntpsend(8), trunc(1).