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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchnews: Falling back and regrouping.

Matthias Andree wrote:
> Michael O'Quinn schrieb am Montag, den 25. März 2002:
> > I am of course referring to the /var/spool/news/leaf.node/SERVERNAME file.
> >
> > I can trace most of my heartache and headache with leafnode since I first
> > started using it to this single file.
> >
> > To wit:
> > /.../
> > (3) When I terminate fetchnews early via <CTRL-C>, the SERVERNAME file is
> > not updated.
> Not easily fixed. In this case, however, the SERVERNAME~ file should be
> there and contain some useful information, can you verify that on your
> machine?
Fixed for me. I added also <CTRL-|> to skip to the next group.

> > (4) When a group has been fetched in the past, but is not being fetched in
> > this run, that group is DELETED ENTIRELY from the SERVERNAME file.
> True. The reasoning behind this is: presume you don't read that group
> for another four weeks. Say, in these four weeks, 28,000 new articles
> arrive. If we kept this state information, we would fetch all 28,000 new
> articles (or however many of them remain on the server) on the next run,
> because no initiallimit would apply. artlimit is just a protection
> against runaway fetchmail.

against runaway fetchnews I presume ?
Of course this is not desirable but artlimit can be low and we can also play
with maxage...

But I use this feature currently because sometime I want to download _only_
some groups and the others later.
See if necessary my patch in the thread "Downloading only some groups from
a slow server", 24 May 2000. (o.rousseaux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx)

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