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INN 2.x

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Internal files and Data

- internally maintained data and processing. Overview, history, active, news.daily, et al.

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

Related Categories

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

Article Storage - Message spool

Readers - Service for clients reading messages

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 Makehistory is slow on inn 1.x , x

INN FAQ My feed does have different groups in active

INN FAQ Inn hangs during renumbering the active file

INN FAQ I'm seeing duplicate message-id's in my history database!

INN FAQ Help, my history file got deleted!

INN FAQ Help, my history file is getting real big!

INN FAQ Help, my active file got corrupted (or deleted)!

INN FAQ My active is not updated frequently enough

INN FAQ What do these history.n.* files do?

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

INN FAQ I'm getting groups sent to me that I don't want.

INN FAQ Suddenly my active and history files are owned by root!

INN FAQ After a crash.

INN FAQ Safe way to edit the "active" file?

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

INN FAQ innd: ME cant update_active control

INN FAQ innd: ME cant renumber ... lo too wide

INN FAQ syslog message: ME internal no control and/or junk group

INN FAQ syslog message: ME internal no to group

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

active(5) (also active.times) the list of active news groups, article high and low numbers, other info, and when the group was created.


news-recovery(8) [obsolete. pointers to other man pages]

makehistory(8) create history file from spool

makeactive(8) create active file from spool

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

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

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