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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchnews getting list of all newsgroups



Alec Cawley wrote:
> I understand - here is today's log, which fetched all the groups:

[snipped down to the important part]

> Jan  6 18:30:51 localhost fetchnews[1450]: >NEWGROUPS 020105 155800 GMT^M
> Jan  6 18:30:51 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <231 new groups since Sat, 05 Jan 
> 2002 15:58:00 GMT
> Jan  6 18:30:51 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <alt.extreme-one.lameass.troll 
> 0000000000 0000000001 y
> Jan  6 18:30:51 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <.
> Jan  6 18:30:51 localhost fetchnews[1450]: >XGTITLE 
> alt.extreme-one.lameass.troll^M
> Jan  6 18:30:52 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <500 command unknown
> Jan  6 18:30:52 localhost fetchnews[1450]: >LIST NEWSGROUPS 
> alt.extreme-one.lameass.troll^M
> Jan  6 18:30:52 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <215 list follows
> Jan  6 18:30:52 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <3b.config^I??
> Jan  6 18:30:52 localhost fetchnews[1450]: <3b.misc^I??
> 
> <Many, many group names follow>

Apparently news.demon.co.uk still does not evaluate the "LIST NEWSGROUPS"
command correctly. Use the "nodesc" option in the config file as described
in the README i.e.

server = news.demon.co.uk
nodesc = 1

Fetchnews even tells you to do this in the log:
> Jan  6 18:41:46 localhost fetchnews[1450]: warning: news.demon.co.uk does not 
> process LIST NEWSGROUPS alt.extreme-one.lameass.troll correctly: use nodesc

HTH,
--Cornelius.

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