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INNXBATCH(8)		    System Manager's Manual		  INNXBATCH(8)

NAME
       innxbatch - send	xbatched Usenet	articles to a remote NNTP server

SYNOPSIS
       innxbatch [ -D ]	[ -t timeout ] [ -T timeout ] [	-v ] host file ...

DESCRIPTION
       Innxbatch  connects  to the NNTP	server at the specified	host and sends
       it the specified	xbatch files, using the	XBATCH extension to  the  NNTP
       protocol.  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.

       Each file is removed after it has been successfully transferred.

       If  a  communication error such as a write(2) failure, or an unexpected
       reply from the remote server occurs, innxbatch will  stop  sending  and
       leave all remaining files untouched for later retry.

OPTIONS
       -t seconds
	      Innxbatch	 normally  blocks  until  the  connection is made.  To
	      specify a	timeout	on how long to try to make the connection, use
	      the ``-t'' flag.

       -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 ar-
	      ticles  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.

       -v     Upon  exit,  innxbatch reports transfer and CPU usage statistics
	      via syslog(3).  If the ``-v'' flag is used, they	will  also  be
	      printed on the standard output.

       -D     Use  the	``-D'' flag to print debugging information on standard
	      error.  This will	show the protocol transactions	between	 innx-
	      batch and	the NNTP server	on the remote host.

EXAMPLES
       A sample	newsfeeds(5) entry to produce appropriate xbatch files (thanks
       to Karsten Leipold <poldi@dfn.de>):

	 nase\
	   :*\
	   :Tc,Wnb\
	   :<pathbin in	inn.conf>/batcher \
	      -p "(<$ac_cv_path_COMPRESS in config.cache> >\
	      <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/nase.\$\$)" \
	      nase.do.main

       A sample	script to invoke innxbatch(8) is:

	 #!/bin/sh
	 ##  SH	script to send xbatches	for a site, wrapped around innxbatch
	 ##  Invocation:
	 ##	sendxbatches.sh	<sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name> ...

	 if [ $# -le 3 ]
	 then
	    echo "usage: $0 <sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name>"
	    exit 1
	 fi

	 . <pathbin in inn.conf>/innshellvars

	 site="$1"; host="$2"; shift; shift

	 ctlinnd flush "$site" \
	 && sleep 5 \
	 && exec $NEWSBIN/innxbatch -v -D "$host" $*

HISTORY
       Written by Stefan Petri	<petri@ibr.cs.tu-bs.de>,  modelled  after  in-
       nxmit(8)	and the	XBATCH patch for the nntp reference implementation.

SEE ALSO
       ctlinnd(8),    inn.conf(5),    innd(8),	  innxmit(8),	 newsfeeds(5),
       nntpsend(8), shlock(1).

								  INNXBATCH(8)

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