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[leafnode-list] Re: Leafnode can't see spamcop newsgroup
Tristan Miller wrote:
> On Monday 24 April 2006 14:21, Matthias Andree wrote:
>>> I have the following line in my /etc/leafnode/config:
>>> server = news.spamcop.net
>>> However, leafnode doesn't see the spamcop newsgroup. It's not in
>>> the /var/spool/news/leaf.node/groupinfo file
>> I just tried with 1.11.5, it lists the newsgroup when asked for the
>> group list (LIST or LIST ACTIVE spam*), I can enter it (GROUP spamcop),
>> so we'll probably need more detail to figure what's going on with your
>> version. As a first step, try running "fetchnews -f" to see if
>> re-retrieving the group list fixes the issue.
> Yes, that fixed it. I think the problem was that I had previously had the
> following line for the spamcop server in my config file:
> only_groups_pcre = spamcop\.
> I removed this line after I noticed that the spamcop newsgroup was missing.
> (I should have omitted the "\." when I added that line in the first
> place.) I had assumed that Leafnode would detect that the config file had
> changed and update its group list. My assumption turned out to be
> incorrect. Perhaps there is a good reason for this behaviour, but if not
> I suggest that it be changed.
Well, the reason is efficiency. Downloading active lists from half a dozen
servers via modem isn't fun, and the requirement to use "fetchnews -f" is
documented both in config.example and the manual page, and forcing "-f" for
every configuration change seems excessive to me, while on the other hand
checking if server/only_groups_pcre assignments changed requires more effort
than I am willing to spend on leafnode-1.
I hope that's ok.
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