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Re: [leafnode-list] Moderated groups problem

David Aldred <nr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Following up on Robert's post, I had noticed that moderated articles weren't 
> getting through to a moderated group.  Checking as he has, I've found that I 
> too have lost most of the moderated flags.
> (I also found that I had two versions of leafnode installed simultaneuously, 
> got myself in a mess sorting it out, so now have a clean Leafnode install - 
> but those moderated flags are still missing.  It may be that the particular 
> group I need to be right - uk.religion.christian - is set incorrectly on the 
> upstream sever).

It's OK on my leafnode installation, with upstreams
news.hrz.uni-dortmund.de (non-public), news.individual.de (public, 10
€/year), news.online.de (ISP).

> So I've tried setting the flag in groupinfo myself, but this doesn't seem to 
> work either.  (The idea was to create a workaround for bad flags from th 
> upstream server, with a script which would check the moderation flag status 
> and if necessary change it after any fetchnews).

In how far does this not work? The change would have to happen with no
texpire/fetchnews process running however.

> I've set the moderation address for the newsgroup I want to be my won email 
> address for the moment, to avoid annoyance when it does start working.    I 
> post stuff, and nothing turns up in my mailbox. 
> So why isn't it working as I expect?  I must have something wrong...
> Some possbly useful stuff:
> # grep uk.religion.christian /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo
> uk.religion.christian   m       469     2       1126344546      -x-

Looks fine.

> # grep uk.religion.christian /etc/leafnode/moderators
> uk.religion.christian:nr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

This shouldn't be necessary, unless the upstream has a borked moderators

> One glitch: in my xinetd.conf file, if I copy over the nntp server setup for 
> Leafnode 2.x, it doesn't work (can't telnet in).  With the setup for the 
> previous leafnode version, it does.  There is no /usr/sbin/tcpd on my system 
> (Mandrake), nor any other file called tcpd.  Would this be affecting things?

No, this is unrelated. If there are difficulties, please open a new
thread with the xinetd setup question.

Matthias Andree
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