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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchnews: maxnews will not accept value greater
Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> > Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> > > Being able to set maxfetch to a much higher value would make life much
> > > easier. Even better being would be the ability to set it to infinity.
> > > ("maxfetfch = 0"?)
> > If you don't set maxfetch, fetchnews will retrieve an indefinite number
> > of articles. There is no internal restriction on maxfetch I know of.
> That's what I thought would happen too, but it just ain't so!
> I made sure there was no maxfetch set, and then let 'er rip...
> > Feb 27 16:13:30 shire fetchnews: Read server info from /var/spool/news/leaf.node/clark.oquinn.info
> > Feb 27 16:13:30 shire fetchnews: >GROUP async^M
> > Feb 27 16:13:31 shire fetchnews: <211 775 1010406565 1014601648 async selected
> > Feb 27 16:13:31 shire fetchnews: skipping articles 1-1014581648 inclusive (initial limit)
> > Feb 27 16:13:31 shire fetchnews: >XHDR Message-ID 1014581649-1014601648^M
> Taking the numbers on the last line and subtracting the smaller from the
> larger yields a difference of 19999.
It's because you retrieve the group for the first time and have set
initialfetch (that's what your logfile says).
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