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Re: [leafnode-list] Articles out of order from provider impact?

On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 02:40:27 +0100, Matthias Andree wrote
> "Mike Vanecek" <leaf_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > My apologies for asking a silly question, but after searching for an answer I
> > am not certain I have come to the correct conclusion.
> >
> > One of my news providers recently stated: 
> >
> >> ... It is a side effect of the volume-related problems we are having
> >> (and are working to fix).                           
> >
> >> ... for other people who may be having the same problem:  if your 
> >> newsreader has an option for "server creates messages out of 
> >> order," it should be enabled.
> How do they think newsreaders check for new posts? Please ask them.

I will do so. My theory is that the providers problem is what caused my system
to see so many already fetched articles.

> Anyways, your best bet is to run fetchnews -n -x 1000 until they say
> they're creating in order again, after which you'll revert to your
> previous fetchnews line. The number may need to be higher depending 
> on how far apart the "order" is spread (pun intended); when you're running
> leafnode-2, leave your regular fetchnews cron job (without the -x) in
> place and run fetchnews -n -x 1000 -S out.of.order.server in 
> addition to that so as to waste bandwidth only on one of the servers.

Thanks. Things appear to have settled down now.

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