Internal files and Data
- internally maintained data and processing. Overview, history, active, news.daily, et al.
On this page:
- Q & A
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
Active file corruption: Problems with background renumber
What causes "duplicate" tokens in history?
The active file updates before article is available.
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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