INN Problem by recieve articles

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Wed Oct 31 03:38:44 UTC 2007

On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, Gert Koefoed Andersen wrote:

> Refused 2 rejected 24 articles.
> Why make it to do this ?

Rejected means INN recieved the article, looked it over, and found a 
reason to discard it.  You can learn the reason by looking in the 
$pathlog/news file (which has one line per article, so you may have to 
look around a little).

For example, here's an article we accepted (notice the "+").  It shows the 
list of all the feeds we passed it along to.

Oct 30 23:30:45.185 + <200710310324.l9V3OO0X083551 at> 5348 inpaths! lns misty-delayed riddles plig nrc uoregon surfnet dal maxwell cox cse mbo arglkargh serpens stack kjsl

And here's an article we rejected (notice the "-").  It includes the 
reason for the rejection.

Oct 30 23:30:45.616 - <4WgUe5$3u6 at> 437 Unwanted newsgroup "tw.bbs.comp.linux"

Refused means that INN was offered the same article more than once.  
Since it had already seen the article (and may have either accepted or 
rejected it), it told the source not to even bother sending it along.  
There is no entry in $pathlog/news for these articles, since the reason 
is always the same (essentially:  "We looked at this article already").

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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