can't post without overview enabled?

Anne Wilson anne at
Mon May 24 23:31:25 UTC 2004

Russ Allbery wrote:
>>Can your statistics program post via IHAVE instead of via inews itself?
>>If it's written in Perl, the Net::NNTP module knows how to do this.
> Actually, it occurs to me that another, possibly better, approach would be
> to just pipe the article into rnews instead of inews.  (You'll need to
> make sure that the piping is done as the news user so that it has access
> to run rnews.)
> Note that when using rnews, you have to provide the Date, Message-ID, and
> Path headers yourself.

Great!  I'll give that a try.  I'm already generating message IDs, the 
date is trivial, as is the path since at posting time it only consists 
of the local hostname.

Thanks tons!

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