Inn + Suck

bill davidsen davidsen at
Thu Aug 1 19:14:56 UTC 2002

In article <B02F581F0BBDD4119B0D00D0B7A82DB002708217 at>,
 <Engstrom_Carl at> wrote:
| Hi all,
| I'm new to the INN thing...I've had several false starts and eventually went
| to dnews which was easy, but expensive.  I'm back to INN and I need a little
| help.
| I can't seem to find a GOOD...English...HOWTO that covers setting up INN
| with Suck.  I have an internal News server that is basically just caching
| news from my ISP to speed up downloads etc...  

Suck feeds are a pain. I finally added something like an active file to
'getover' to just pull the new overview entries. I pipe that to cut for
the message-ids, pipe that to grephistory -i to find out what I don't
have, pipe that to getrnews to create an rnews input file with multiple
articles, and finally feed that to rnews.

Not because I couldn't read about suck, I just had the tools here.
Needless to say I don't have a nice clear English HOWTO on that, either,
I just like to see what I can do with unrelated tools, pipes, and a
single command line ;-) I finally added a direct "feed to local host"
option to getrnews to feed an article at a time.

If suck supports this at all I would think it would tell you how to do it.
bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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