Problems sending news

Ryan Williams rgw at
Sat Mar 24 00:08:14 UTC 2001

Nevermind I answered my own question. I fixed that problem so it just says
start and then stop in that log file but it still does not work. When it has
a message it says it is sending it and does not have an error but it does
not send it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Williams" <rgw at>
To: <inn-workers at>
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 3:39 PM
Subject: Problems sending news

> Hello,
> About 3 weeks ago I setup a news server with a limited news feed and
> that everything was set and ready to go. I found out about a day later
> none of the posts were showing up on any of the other internet news
> when the users posted. I have been working on this problem for over two
> weeks and I have not found the answer yet. I do not see any errors in any
> the log files in /var/log/news. In particular I was looking at
> /var/log/news/nntpsend.log. It had errors in it before which I fixed and
> the log contains this over and over which I did not percieve as an error
> more as a normal thing (Please correct me if I am wrong.):
> nntpsend: [98979] start
> nntpsend: file /usr/local/news/spool/outgoing/outgoing for
> not found
> nntpsend: skipping via outgoing
> nntpsend: [98979] stop
> Does this look normal. I am assuming that since it is a spool that it
> not have a file unless there was something to send. If this is normal
> should I be looking to find some type of error message that would tell me
> what is going on? What other logfiles should I look in and what other
> information should I provide that would be usefull in describing this
> problem.
> Regards,
> Ryan Williams

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