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[leafnode-list] fetchnews hangs

Hi all, 

I'm new on this list, I've searched both the FAQ and the mailing 
list archive for my problem, but I still didn't found an answer. 
Forgive me if I overlooked something. 

I'm using a "standalone" Mail/News/.../-Server at home. It checks 
for news 2 times a day. Sometimes the connection get interrupted 
before fetchnews finishes its job. In this cases fetchnews 
hangs forever, I must kill it. This is a very unsatisfying situation 
on an autonomous server. Would it be possible to give fetchnews 
a timeout? Or to kill it without losing the already downloaded postings? 


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