problems feeding posts to upstream newsfeed

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Thu Nov 1 23:01:34 UTC 2001

On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Wim Lewis wrote:

> Hmmm, I just responded to Mr Ducksworth off-list. I don't think this is
> correct: it's not necessary to have a feed in order to use IHAVE. It is
> necessary that the upstream site be configured to accept a feed from you
> (e.g. you must be in incoming.conf), but there's no requirement that the
> upstream site be actively feeding you. You can use a 'pull'-type feed to
> receive articles and still use IHAVE for outgoing articles.


However, in practice, any upstream that's willing to accept IHAVE from you
would be willing to feed you.  The original question makes it clear that
there is no knowledge of this on the part of the upstream, and thus my two
suggestions remain complete.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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