INN commit: trunk/doc (FAQ)
rra at isc.org
Tue May 2 20:14:01 UTC 2017
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 13:14:01
FAQ: Improve instructions when re-feeding the articles of a news server
Mention to check the newsfeeds file of the new server for the absence
of controlchan; and that innxmit may have to be re-executed during
FAQ | 12 +++++++++++-
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
--- FAQ 2017-05-02 19:56:27 UTC (rev 10141)
+++ FAQ 2017-05-02 20:14:01 UTC (rev 10142)
@@ -1107,7 +1107,9 @@
You may also want to set xrefslave to true in inn.conf and then restart
INN on the new server if you want to keep the same article numbers as you
-had on the old server.
+had on the old server. (It is notably helpful for news clients because
+they otherwise get confused by an article renumbering in newsgroups they
+are subscribed to.)
Next, make sure that the old server is listed in incoming.conf of the new
server, and reload incoming.conf with ctlinnd to pick up that change.
@@ -1114,6 +1116,11 @@
Also make sure that the new server carries exactly the same set of
newsgroups as the old server.
+You may also want the new server not to propagate the articles it will
+receive during this feeding operation, by checking that the newsfeeds
+file of the new server is not configured to propagate articles to other
+peers or controlchan (otherwise old control articles may be reprocessed).
Then try these commands (a variation on commands posted by Katsuhiro
Kondou to inn-workers) on the old server:
@@ -1147,6 +1154,9 @@
| tr . / > <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/list
innxmit server list
+If innxmit stops transferring articles (with for instance an error like
+"rewriting batch file and exiting"), just re-execute it.
When done, set xrefslave to false in inn.conf again if you changed it and
then either restart INN on the new server (necessary if you changed
xrefslave) or use another ctlinnd param command to set the cutoff value
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