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[leafnode-list] Re: fetchnews: "invalid name (NULL component)" messages.

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On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Stroller wrote:

> Can anyone suggest how to resolve this, please? Or advise me the best  
> way to debug?
> Running `fetchnews -f` again doesn't seem to make any difference.
> If I telnet to the upstream server what commands should I issue to  
> see a full list of groups? I get this with more than one upstream  
> server, so I actually think it's unlikely that the groups are being  
> listed incorrectly by both of them & would like to prove this.

There isn't much you can do about the null components (or group names
ending in a dot), anarchy (as in alt.*) can have these side effects -
perhaps it's an upstream malfunction, I don't know.

Regarding the refetches, this is probably your problem:

> news.eclipse.co.uk: read 104768 newsgroups
> news.eclipse.co.uk: getting newsgroup descriptions
> news.eclipse.co.uk: reading newsgroups descriptions failed: 501 no such list available

Try listing "nodesc = 1" below your "server = news.eclipse.co.uk" line
and see if that helps.


Matthias Andree
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