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Re: [leafnode-list] List and feed

Andrew Cranson schrieb am 2004-01-26:

> Does leafnode automatically refresh the groups list every time it
> connects, or can it be prevented from doing so after initial population?

Fetchnews will refresh the full group list either:

- when you force it with fetchnews -f
- when it has no group list or the list size is below a sanity limit of
  7 bytes (sic!) - usually only after installation
- when the previous group list fetch was incomplete. Note that being
  unable to contact a configured upstream server counts as "incomplete"
- when the full refresh is longer than $timeout_active (default: 90)
  days ago,

whichever happens earlier.

Other than that, fetchnews will only request and merge the list of
groups that were added on the server since the last fetchnews run
(the NNTP request is NEWGROUPS with date and time).

Recent leafnode-1 versions will print, in case of trouble, the reason
why the next run will have to refresh the group list anew whenever

Matthias Andree

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