limits on expire

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Thu Mar 7 08:09:02 UTC 2002

On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Terry Davis wrote:

> I have a low traffic news server.  Are there any nasties to never
> expiring and never purging messages, other than space?
> To set this, I just set min and default expire to 0 correct?
> like:
> /remember/:0
> *:A:0:0:never

I'm not sure you're fully understanding what those three fields do...


is most likely what you want.  And you may find things slow down
eventually, but there's no harm done to keeping everything now -- if later
on you change your mind, simply update expire.ctl and wait until tomorrow.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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