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Re: [leafnode-list] leafnode configured for 2 servers and active file

Brian Sammon schrieb am 2004-06-25:

> I have the leafnode debian package 1.10.1.rc1-1
> installed.
> I have leafnode configured for two upstream news-servers.  This is a laptop 
> that usually has access to only one of them.
> For the last week, it's only had access to the first server.
> Each time I run it, everything runs fine on the first server and everything 
> fails on the second server.  It then decides that next time, it needs to fetch 
> the active file from _both_ servers, apparently since fetching it failed on 
> the second one.
> Is this a known problem?  Should I start gathering more information?

This is a situation that leafnode-1 cannot handle any better, so you can
consider it a known design issue.

Leafnode-1, when updating the active file, needs to contact all servers
in the same go, because it doesn't store one active file per server, but
only a single large one.

I can come up with two options to resolve this off-hand:

- make sure that leafnode can contact both of the servers in once go,
  it'll then shut up for 90 days (or whatever you set for active_timeout)

- you can set the noactive option in config for one of the servers
  (you'd set that for the server that has fewer groups usually).

Matthias Andree

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