question about newsgroup alt.sysadmin.recovery

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jan 15 19:09:46 UTC 2002

Jeff Stewart <jstewa31 at> writes:

> This may not be an INN issue, but it has me perplexed.  I have an entry
> in my active file for alt.sysadmin.recovery:

> alt.sysadmin.recovery 0000000047 0000000047 m

> I (and others) are subscribed to the group, yet the only posting we ever
> see is the FAQ (ya know, 666 lines..)  A quick check on google shows many
> other postings.

> A quick grep through ~news/log/* shows nothing.  I guess I'm curious as
> to why we would receive the FAQ and no other posts.  Is this simply an
> issue I need to take to my upstreams?  Is the group notorious for
> EMP/ECP and getting filtered?  If I never got any posts, that would make
> more sense.  But why just the FAQ and nothing else?

> Any ideas?  :-) FWIW, INN 2.3.2 running on Solaris 8.

It sounds to me like you're not getting fed messages to the group by your
upstream peers; my guess is that the FAQ is crossposted to some other
group that they do carry.  That's at least the first thing I'd check.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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