Articles stuck in /var/spool/news/incoming

Nigel Telles ntelles at metrohm.co.uk
Tue Dec 23 19:13:29 UTC 2003


> Can you show us `ls -la /var/spool/news/incoming`?

> Nigel:

> total 32
> drwxr-xr-x    3 news     news         4096 Dec 18 17:41 ./
> drwxr-xr-x   11 news     news         4096 Dec 19 16:44 ../
> -rw-rw-r--    1 news     news          981 Dec 18 17:08 3fe1deffRUTO9s
> -rw-rw-r--    1 news     news          982 Dec 18 17:35 3fe1e5786dxlhT
> -rw-rw-r--    1 news     news          981 Dec 18 17:39 3fe1e63bPqkBZa
> -rw-rw-r--    1 news     news         1397 Dec 18 17:39 3fe1e664UXAEB2
> -rw-rw-r--    1 news     news          881 Dec 18 17:41 3fe1e6c5lyf57Z
> drwxr-xr-x    2 news     news         4096 Feb 22  2003 bad/

I think you have the same problem as another fellow in
news.software.nntp. I wonder if Red Hat installs INN with the wrong
permissions.

Either:

    chown news:news rnews
    chmod 750 rnews

(wherever rnews may be found on your installation), or:

    chmod 775 /var/spool/news/incoming

should fix the problem.

Nigel: I am using Mandrake which is Based on Redhat
I have tried what you suggested above and now all of the items in
/var/spool/news/incoming have disappeared 
That's the good bit. The Bad bit is these 5 Items Have disappeared
altogether no trace under articles, no update info in overview. And no
errors in the Log ( I made a copy of all the Log files for news ) 

Can anyone suggest how I am trace what happened when they moved from
/var/spool/news/incoming......to ?
(the newsgroup these articles were destined for is set to
never:never:never so there should be no expiry )

Thanks 
Nigel.





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