Lost newsfeed

Jeffrey M.Vinocur jeff at litech.org
Thu Oct 21 01:41:33 UTC 2004

On Oct 20, 2004, at 8:29 AM, James Wilde wrote:

> nntpsend: [26962:26990] innxmit -a -t300 -T7500 news01.ourfeed.com ...
> Can't connect to news01.ourfeed.com, Bad file number
> This started to happen last week just after two changes.  The first was
> that we moved the server to a new segment behind the firewall.  Since
> the outside address remained the same, I can't see that this is the
> cause.  The other change was that a colleague made changes in the dns
> relating to the news server, and I'm afraid that he has changed the 
> name
> and/or reverse lookup from what they originally were so that the
> newsfeed is rejecting our server.

That's a strange error message (it's not an INN error per se, but an 
error from some system call that nntpsend was making).  But rather than 
trying to figure out exactly the bit of code involved...

If you try to telnet to the news01.ourfeed.com port 119 (from your 
server), what happens?

(And actually, if you're trying to figure out what the proper DNS 
settings are, you could probably find out most quickly by simply 
contacting your peer and asking.)

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at litech.org

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