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Article Storage

- Message spool

On this page: - Q & A - Info - Utilities -

Related Categories

Basic Troubleshooting Skills - Where and how to look when there are problems

INN daemon - The main handler for articles and incoming connections

Article Arrival - Incoming message processing

(There may be additional related categories here)

Questions and Answers

INN FAQ My server gets slower and is busy doing io

INN FAQ Expire is slooooooow

INN FAQ What happens to cancels if they arrive before the article ?

INN FAQ What does 'Reserved Expiring process xxx' mean?

INN FAQ news.daily complains about unknown entries from syslog

INN FAQ Expire does no longer work

INN FAQ Feedentries in newsfeeds are ignored

INN FAQ Reloading hosts.nntp is slow.

INN FAQ Server throttled No space left on device writing article file

INN FAQ Out of inodes but still space left on disk

INN FAQ Why am I getting alt.sex.pictures even though I have...

INN FAQ Expire reports "Can't replace history files, Cross-device link"

INN FAQ Expire says "Group not matched (removed?) -- Using default ..."

INN FAQ Expire had problems and won't run again after fixing the problem

INN FAQ How do I create all those directories in the newsspool?

INN FAQ news.daily: Can't open a/b/.LCK.overview, No such file or directory

INN FAQ Not a directory writing article file -- throttling

INN FAQ innd: site: closed 5:closed seconds 12 accepted 3 rejected 4 refused 5

INN FAQ news.daily reports: "Expire had problems removing articles"

INN FAQ "File exists writing symlinking article file -- throttling"

INN FAQ Why do all these "readclose" messages show up in my syslog?

INN FAQ inews says "bad message-id"

INN FAQ syslog: cant read Connection reset by peer

INN FAQ syslog: cant symlink

INN FAQ log file fills with "<site> <article-id> 436 No space"

Information and References

overview.fmt(5) format of news overview databases

history(5) record of current and recently expired usenet articles

expire.ctl(5) control file for Usenet article expiration


grephistory(1) search history database for msg-ID, map Msg-ID to various fields.

fastrm(8) remove a list of files (articles)

expirerm(8) remove a list of files (articles)

expireover(8) remove old (also create/update) entries in news overview

expire(8) remove old articles (from history and spool)

convdate(1) convert dates to/from time_t and canonical forms

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