mailpost and crossposted mailing lists

Scott Russell lnxgeek at
Tue Nov 13 05:24:06 UTC 2001

On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 10:01:04AM +0900, Katsuhiro Kondou wrote:
> Or try mailpost in CURRENT.  It's capable of handling multiple
> newsgroups.

I'm lookin at the perl code for mailpost from CURRENT-20011116 and I want to
as about the -c option which is used for cross post support.

It looks like if I pass -c N to mailpost that the mailpost process will
sleep for N seconds then check it's database to see if it can find another
dup. If a dup is found it's newsgroup is added to the Newsgroups: header and
the message is sent off.

Did I miss something? In all this seems like a bad way to handle this
because it appears to me that you could have two mailpost processes racing
against each other. Please tell me if I'm wrong and show me?

 Scott Russell (lnxgeek at
 Linux Technology Center, System Admin, RHCE.
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