INN 2.3 / Missed Articles
niels at bakker.net
Thu Dec 30 00:59:00 UTC 1999
> We've just (re)upgraded the software on our news server.
> The box is a P3-500, 384 MB, dual SCSI-UW controllers, ~56 GB.
> Slackware 7 (Linux kernel 2.2.13) and INN2.3 snapshot 1999-12-22_03-01
> We're running CNFS throughout. The load is typically less than 1.0.
> In an effort to improve the 'completeness' of our spool, we've
> recently added more peers to the server, and we're still noticing
> quite a few missed articles. For example, despite having 2 satellite
> incoming feeds and 4 terrestrial, the MP3 newsgroups have virtually
> *no* multipart postings that are complete.
> Can anyone on the list suggest ways of checking where the weak link
> is? Incoming feeds? Hardware or software causing dropped articles?
A full newsfeed is approx. 70-80 GB these days. You just don't have the
disk space to store articles long enough. Try `cnfsstat -a' -- I hope you
throw small articles in different cycbuffs than large ones.
Also a possibility: your peers may filter large articles. Unless your sat
feeds are 4 Mbps or better they will have to make a selection in the
amount of news they send you; it's just not enough. Unfortunately those
two companies probably made identical decisions on what to cut...
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