Time delay needed for inital article after posting the control article for the group

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Wed Nov 14 00:09:53 UTC 2001

Lisa Ungar <lungar at us.ibm.com> writes:

> Anything less then a 30 second delay , the welcome article, only stays
> on the master machine.  The news logs (message-ids) do show that the
> master machine does attempt to feed the mirrors.  The logs says that
> article is missing when innfeed trys to deliver it.

> With 30 second delay, the articles do get sent to the mirrors.  I was
> wondering if the 30 delay was needed because something is being updated
> on the inn server?  If one submitted the welcomel post directly on the
> primary machine, would that reduce the 30 delay needed for the innfeed
> process?

The reason is likely that control messages are handled by an external
process which then has to tell INN to reload its newsfeeds file and
re-evaluate which of its peers get which articles.  The best approach is
just to code in the delay, I think.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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