[Mailman-Users] NNTP Mass catch up

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Nov 19 20:01:45 CET 2012

thufir wrote:
>How do I know the results of the mass catch up?  It seems to have worked:
>root at dur:~#
>root at dur:~# nl /var/log/mailman/fromusenet
>      1	Nov 19 09:40:02 2012 (3035) alpha: [2..8718]
>      2	Nov 19 09:40:02 2012 (3035) alpha caught up to article 8718
>      3	Nov 19 09:40:02 2012 (3035) alpha watermark: 8718
>root at dur:~#
>only I don't see any such articles actually in the list.

You have it backwards. Mass catchup means ignore all messages currently
on the news server and start gatwaying to the list with the next news
message to arrive.

If you wanted to gateway all the existing news server messages to the
list, you should not have done a mass catchup and if everything was
configured OK, the messages would have been gated to the list the
first time cron/gate_news ran.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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