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       innxmit - Send Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server


       innxmit [-acdHlprsv] [-P portnum] [-T seconds] [-t seconds] host file


       innxmit connects to the NNTP server at the specified host (validating
       itself via passwd.nntp if possible) and sends it the articles specified
       in the batch file named file.  It is normally invoked by a script run
       out of cron(8) that uses shlock to lock the host name, followed by a
       ctlinnd command to flush the batch file.  If file is not an absolute
       path name, it is taken relative to the directory specified by the
       pathoutgoing parameter in inn.conf.  It is normally written by
       specifying the "Wnm" flags in the newsfeeds file.  Each line in the
       batch file should be in one of the following formats:

           article Message-ID

       The first field is either the storage API token of an article or the
       name of a file holding an article.  If it is not an absolute pathname
       or a storage API token, it is taken to be a file name relative to
       patharticles in inn.conf. If the second field is not specified, the
       message-ID will be obtained by scanning the article.  The two fields,
       if present, are separated by a space.  If a communication error such as
       a write(2) failure occurs, innxmit will stop sending and rewrite the
       batch file to contain the current article and any other unsent


       -a  If all articles were sent successfully, innxmit will remove the
           batch file; 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 batch file to grow excessively
           large if many articles have been expired and there are
           communication problems.  To always rewrite the batch file, use the
           -a flag.

       -c  In streaming mode, a check of each message-ID is still made to
           avoid sending articles 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 host.

       -H  If the -H flag is given, then only headers are sent to host for all
           articles except control messages.  And the Bytes: header is also
           included even if it does not exist in the original article.  The -H
           flag is useful for Diablo reader.

       -l  The -l flag is used to turn on logging of reasons the remote gives
           for rejecting an article.

       -P portnum
           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 article 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 seconds
           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 each article
           is started; it will not abort a transfer that is in progress.

       -t seconds
           innxmit normally blocks until the connection is made.  To specify a
           timeout on how long to try to make the connection, use  the -t

       -v  Upon exit, innxmit reports transfer and CPU usage statistics via
           syslog.  If the -v flag is used, they will also be printed on the
           standard output.


       Written by Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews. Converted
       to POD by Julien Elie.

       $Id: innxmit.pod 8796 2009-11-15 09:28:39Z iulius $


       ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innd(8), newsfeeds(5), passwd.nntp(5),