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INNXMIT(8)							    INNXMIT(8)

NAME
       innxmit - send Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server

SYNOPSIS
       innxmit	[  -A alt_spool ] [ -a ] [ -d ] [ -M ] [ -r ] [ -t timeout ] [
       -T timeout ] [ -p ] [ -S ] host file

DESCRIPTION
       Innxmit connects to the NNTP server at the specified host 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.

       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.
       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 mea‐
       sured in seconds.

       If the file is not an absolute pathname, it is taken  relative  to  the
       /var/spool/news/out.going  directory.  It is normally written by speci‐
       fying the ``Wnm'' flags in the newsfeeds(5) file.   Each	 line  in  the
       batchfile should be in one of the following formats:
	      filename Message-ID
	      filename

       The filename field names the article to be sent.	 If it is not an abso‐
       lute pathname it	 is  taken  relative  to  the  news  spool  directory,
       /var/spool/news/spool.	If  the	 Message-ID field is not specified, it
       will be obtained by scanning the article.  The filename and  Message-Id
       fields are separated 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.

       If  the	remote	server	sends  an  unexpected reply code, innxmit will
       requeue the article and proceed.	 Use the ``-r'' flag  if  the  article
       should not be requeued.

       Upon  exit,  innxmit reports transfer and CPU usage statistics via sys‐
       log(3).	If the ``-v'' flag is used, they will also be printed  on  the
       standard	 output.  If all articles were sent successfully, innxmit will
       remove the batchfile, otherwise 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 communication prob‐
       lems.  To always rewrite the batchfile, use the ``-a''  flag.   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.

       If  the	``-S''	flag is given, then innxmit will offer articles to the
       specified host using the ``xreplic'' protocol  extension	 described  in
       innd(8).	  To  use  this	 flag, the input file must contain the history
       data (commas are transliterated to spaces by the server).  In order for
       this  flag  to  be  used,  the input must contain the necessary history
       entries.	 This is usually done by setting up a  ``WnR''	entry  in  the
       newsfeeds file.

       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 host.

       If  the ``-M'' flag is used then innxmit will scan an article's headers
       before sending it.  If the article appears to be a MIME article that is
       not  in	seven-bit  format, the article will be sent in ``quoted-print‐
       able'' form.

       The ``-A'' flag may be used to specify an alternate spool directory  to
       use  if the article is not found; this would normally be an NFS-mounted
       spool directory of a master server with longer expiration times.

HISTORY
       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   This  is
       revision 1.12, dated 1993/03/18.

SEE ALSO
       ctlinnd(8), innd(8), newsfeeds(5), shlock(1).

								    INNXMIT(8)
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