inn -2.2.1: nnrpd is very slow talking to clients

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Apr 10 09:50:23 UTC 2000

Colin Yuile <colin at> writes:

> I have installed inn-2.2.1 on a FreeBSD 3.3 machine using the
> traditional storage method, and all seemed fine for a couple of weeks
> until I managed to disconnect the machine briefly from the
> network. Since then news has been received properly, but news readers
> take a very long time to connect. The machine has been rebooted, and the
> database files rebuilt. The names of the client machines resolve
> correctly on the news server machine, and I have no trouble telneting to
> port 119 on the server from a client.
> When I attempt a connection from a news reader (such as knews). The news
> reader says that it is connected to the server and reading the active
> file, but it hangs at this point for quite a long time. On the server
> the nnrpd process has been forked:

> nnrpd: LIST (nnrpd)

> and according to ps it is sleeping and has reduced its priority.
> Eventually knews will move onto retrieving group descriptions, and after
> several minutes I will be able to read news.

I'm afraid I don't have any good suggestions... this sounds very much like
a slow network to me, but that's just intuition.  It sounds like nnrpd has
filled its outgoing buffers and is waiting for the client to read the
active data that it's sent.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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