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Re: [leafnode-list] texpire causes network activity?

On Tue, Jul 20, 1999 at 12:38:44PM +0200, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> George Lane wrote:

> > The problem: when texpire runs, it seems to generate network
> > traffic, because it triggers diald, dialing the modem (and
> > waking me up in the process). This seems strange, since I was
> > under the impression that texpire simply deletes expired articles
> > from the server.

> I am under this impression as well. In fact, when I run texpire with
> strace, I cannot see any attempt at a connect() call, except the
> one where logging to the syslogd is started:

It may be caused not by texpire but by something that happens after
texpire has run - for example, if the output from texpire is mailed
instead of /dev/nulled then it is likely that the MTA will be doing
reverse DNS lookups at some point (particularly if it is sendmail).
How exactly is texpire invoked from cron?

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
EUFS        http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/

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