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SEND-UUCP(8)		  InterNetNews Documentation		  SEND-UUCP(8)

NAME
       send-uucp - Send	Usenet articles	via UUCP

SYNOPSIS
       send-uucp [site ...]

DESCRIPTION
       The send-uucp program processes batch files written by innd(8) to send
       Usenet articles to UUCP sites.  It reads	a configuration	file to
       control how it behaves with various sites.  Normally, it	is run
       periodically out	of cron	to put together	batches	and send them to
       remote UUCP sites.

       It makes	it possible to reduce bandwidth	usage and to send news to
       remote UUCP sites which cannot receive a	real-time feed (for instance
       if they are over	dial-up	connections).

OPTIONS
       Any arguments provided to the program are interpreted as	a list of
       sites specified in send-uucp.cf for which batches should	be generated.
       If no arguments are supplied then batches will be generated for all
       sites listed in that configuration file.

CONFIGURATION
       The sites to which articles are to be sent must be configured in	the
       configuration file send-uucp.cf in pathetc as set in inn.conf.  Each
       site is specified with a	line of	the form:

	   site[:host[:funnel]]	[compressor [maxsize [batchtime]]]

       site
	   The news site name being configured.	 This must match a site	name
	   from	newsfeeds(5).

       host
	   The UUCP host name to which batches should be sent for this site.
	   If omitted, the news	site name will be used as the UUCP host	name.

       funnel
	   In the case of a site configured as a funnel, send-uucp needs to
	   flush the channel (or exploder) being used as the target of the
	   funnel instead of flushing the site.	 This is the way to tell send-
	   uucp	the name of the	channel	or exploder to flush for this site.
	   If not specified, default to	flushing the site.

       compressor
	   The compression method to use for batches.  This should be one of
	   "bzip2", "compress",	"gzip" or "none".  Arguments for the
	   compression command may be specified	by using "_" instead of
	   spaces.  For	example, "gzip_-9".  The default value is "gzip".

       maxsize
	   The maximum size in bytes of	a single batch before compression.
	   The default value is	500000 bytes.

       batchtime
	   A comma separated list of hours during which	batches	should be
	   generated for a given site.	When send-uucp runs, a site will only
	   be processed	if the current hour matches one	of the hours in
	   batchtime.  The default is no limitation on when to generate
	   batches.

       Fields are separated by spaces and only the site	name needs to be
       specified, with defaults	being used for unspecified values.  If the
       first character on a line is a hash sign	("#") then the rest of the
       line is ignored.

EXAMPLE
       Here is an example for the send-uucp.cf configuration file:

	   zoetermeer	   gzip		   1048576	   5,18,22
	   hoofddorp	   gzip		   1048576	   5,18,22
	   pa3ebv	   gzip		   1048576	   5,18,22
	   drinkel	   bzip2	   1048576	   5,6,18,20,22,0,2
	   manhole	   compress	   1048576	   5,18,22
	   owl		   compress	   1048576
	   able
	   pern::MYFUNNEL!

       This defines eight UUCP sites.  The first three and the last two	use
       "gzip" compression, the fourth site ("drinkel") uses "bzip2" and	the
       remaining sites ("manhole" and "owl") use "compress".  The first	six
       use a batch size	of 1 MB, and the two last sites	("able"	and "pern")
       use the default of 500,000 bytes.  The "zoetermeer", "hoofddorp",
       "pa3ebv", and "manhole" sites will only have batches generated for them
       during the hours	of 05:00, 18:00, and 22:00, and	the "drinkel" site
       will only have batches generated	during those hours and 06:00, 20:00,
       00:00, and 02:00.  There	are no restrictions on when batches will be
       generated for "owl", "able" and "pern".

       The "pern" site is configured as	a funnel into "MYFUNNEL!".  send-uucp
       will issue "ctlinnd flush MYFUNNEL!" instead of "ctlinnd	flush pern".

       As for the newsfeeds file, the usual flags used for a UUCP feed are
       "Tf,Wnb".  Here is a typical entry for "zoetermeer", where the batching
       is kept between 4 KB and	1 KB:

	   zoetermeer\
	       :*,!junk,!control,!control.*/!foo\
	       :Tf,Wnb,B4096/1024:

FILES
       pathbin/send-uucp
	   The Perl script itself used to create news batches from the
	   outgoing files.

       pathetc/send-uucp.cf
	   The configuration file which	specifies a list of sites to be
	   processed.

HISTORY
       This program was	originally written by Edvard Tuinder <ed@elm.net> and
       then maintained and extended by Miquel van Smoorenburg
       <miquels@cistron.nl>.  Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> cleaned up the	code
       for inclusion in	INN.  This manual page was written by Mark Brown
       <broonie@sirena.org.uk>.

SEE ALSO
       innd(8),	newsfeeds(5), uucp(8).

INN 2.6.1			  2016-11-06			  SEND-UUCP(8)

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