bad_newsgroup - xref slave

Miquel van Smoorenburg list-inn-workers at
Sat Feb 15 20:59:56 UTC 2003

In article <ylof5dxpou.fsf at>,
Russ Allbery  <rra at> wrote:
>Miquel van Smoorenburg <list-inn-workers at> writes:
>> Yup. So it appears that if a newsgroup is present on the master but not
>> on the slave, the slave dies (throttles at least). That's bad, no ?
>It's the way that Xref slaving has always worked, so far as I know.  In
>order to do Xref slaving, you have to have identical newsgroup lists on
>both hosts.

The thing is, a new newsgroup was created on the master but not
on the slave for some reason. Or the new group was created a tad
bit later on the slave, and one article already got through.
A race condition.

>I'm not sure what would be a better way of handling this.

Just ignore the non-existing group? Falling over and dying is a
bit drastic.

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