overhead / multiple articles
Kjetil Torgrim Homme
kjetilho at ifi.uio.no
Wed Oct 20 21:13:11 UTC 1999
> Whenever the job runs, my (56K permanent modem) link gets *hammered* for
> about three minutes. We're talking about 900 KB worth of data - all of
> it *inbound*. The article is only 5 KB in size.
inews is downloading the active file from the news server to make sure
that the groups you are posting to exist and are unmoderated.
> In my mind, 900 KB is just *way* more overhead than a single article
> should generate - so something else must be happening.
> Any ideas?
Yes, install a mini-inews which skips the checking. The server will
do the checking for you anyhow.
> A follow-up question: Is it possible to embed multiple articles
> into a single file and have them posted as separate messages by
> INN? For example: The 'faq' document could contain Part1, Part3,
> Part3... and I'd like each part to be posted as a separate message
> (with different headers).
Use the shell:
for part in faq-part*; do inews -h < $part; done
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