[Mailman-Users] Mailman is no longer gatewaying news...
gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Fri Nov 14 22:29:45 CET 2008
On 11/13/08 12:33, Brad Knowles wrote:
> There's your problem. Somehow your watermark got set ridiculously high,
> or the news server decided to re-number all their articles into a much
> lower range, and from now until the end of eternity, you're not going to
> find any "new" articles to pull out of the newsgroup and post to the list.
> You're going to need to reset that watermark, if you want to get things
> working again.
I've done that and things are indeed working. :) (See my other last post.)
> You would need to talk to your news server administrator to see if they
> did a re-numbering, or silently switched you to be pointed at a
> different news server with a different article numbering, or what.
TCPDump is a wonderful thing.
> This is one of those cases where it helps to be the administrator of
> both sets of systems, so that you know what's going on under the hood on
> both ends of the connection, and you have full control over what changes
> are or are not made.
I'm working on setting up an install of INN for this and another similar
> BTW, if you were using a server-style feed mechanism, there wouldn't be
> a watermark issue.
> You would instead track incoming messages by their message-id and date
> headers, and if the message had a recent enough date header to be within
> your chosen window of operation, and you had not seen that message-id
> within that window of operation, and the message in question was posted
> on one of the newsgroups you're subscribed to, then you'd accept the
> No watermarks here.
> Of course, you continually purge old message-ids out of your database,
> but you do want to keep them for a while after the window has expired,
> in case someone takes an old feed and tries to re-submit it -- you want
> to be able to reject all those old re-posted articles.
I recently installed INN on a personal server that I'm planing on using
for this and a few similar things. Seeing as how I've got gigs of space
and the fact that I'm only interested in about a dozen news groups, I
think I'll hold on to data for a very long time and not have any
problems with duplicates. I'm thinking that I'll end up setting up a
feed from INN to Mailman.
> Please let us know how it goes.
(Re)setting the watermark took care of it. I now have 278 messages to
catch up on. <dull monotone sarcasm>ya!</dull monotone sarcasm>
Grant. . . .
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