nntp fiddling

Nils Vogels nivo at yuckfou.org
Sat Jan 17 18:58:21 EST 2004

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 ?



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