[Mailman-Users] perplexed by gate_news errors

Jim Tittsler jwt at OnJapan.net
Wed Aug 11 13:22:54 CEST 2004

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 04:47:29PM -0700, Gary Merrick wrote:
> My gate_news cron job is spewing out these errors:
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/nntplib.py", line 564, in quit
>     resp = self.shortcmd('QUIT')

If you telnet to port 119 of your news server and give it the
'quit' command do you get a 2xx response code?  (I'm suspicious
that your news server is just disconnecting rather than replying
to the QUIT.  If that is the case, you might make a local copy
of nntplib that caught the exception in that case.)

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