nntp fiddling

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Thu Jan 22 10:56:29 EST 2004

Nils Vogels wrote:
> Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
>> Ken Murchison wrote:
>>>> There is no overlap between the groups from the different servers, 
>>>> and grouping them is easy with wildcard matching:
>>>> cups.*
>>>> microsoft.*
>>>> infragistics.*
>>>> everything else
>>> OK, so you need the newspeer option to be a *list* of peers?  But you 
>>> *don't* need fetchnews to track the newsgroups by host?
>> Forgive my inability to answer that at this point, I haven't studied 
>> the Cyrus NNTP support documentation yet. Here is what I like to do:
>> (A) mirror about a dozen newsgroups from news.west.cox.net (my ISP, 
>> Usenet groups)
>> (B) mirror about a dozen newsgroups from news.microsoft.com (public 
>> NNTP server)
>> (C) mirror six newsgroups from news.easysw.com (public NNTP server)
>> (D) mirror about ten newsgroups from news.infragistics.com (public 
>> NNTP server)
>> I read _and_ post to most of these groups. No single group comes from 
>> more than one place, though, each group has only a single server that 
>> I will use to get and post messages for that group.
> Kevin, may I ask how you managed to get multiple groups using one 
> fetchnews command ?
> I've been trying comma delimited group names (fetchnews -n -w 
> "nl.test,nl.someother" news.myisp.nl) but for some reason no articles 
> are fetched then. If I use space delimitations, only the first group works.
> fetchnews(8) isn't too clear about this, I'm afraid and when I look at 
> example wildmats in imapd.conf(5) I see comma seperated grouplists 
> ("peer.example.com:*,!control.*, at local.*")
> Else I will be fetchnews-ing a complete feed (including binaries) while 
> I really only need a few groups, right ?

What server software are you trying to connect to?  I'm told by the 
authors of INN, the v2.4 supports comma-separated wildmats for LIST ACTIVE.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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