|Innxbatch normally blocks until the connection is made. To specify a timeout on how long to try to make the connection, use the -t flag.|
To specify the total amount of time that should be allowed for article
transfers, use the -T flag.
The default is to wait until an I/O error occurs, or all the articles have been transferred. If the -T flag is used, the time is checked just before each article is started; it will not abort a transfer that is in progress.
|-v||Upon exit, innxbatch reports transfer and CPU usage statistics via syslog(3). If the -v flag is used, they will also be printed on the standard output.|
|-D||Use the -D flag to print debugging information on standard error. This will show the protocol transactions between innxbatch and the NNTP server on the remote host.|
A sample newsfeeds(5) entry to produce appropriate xbatch files (thanks to Karsten Leipold <email@example.com>):
nase\ :*\ :Tc,Wnb\ :<pathbin in inn.conf>/batcher \ -p "(<$ac_cv_path_COMPRESS in config.cache> >\ <pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/nase.\$\$)" \ nase.do.main
A sample script to invoke innxbatch(8) is:
#!/bin/sh ## SH script to send xbatches for a site, wrapped around innxbatch ## Invocation: ## sendxbatches.sh <sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name> ...
if [ $# -le 3 ] then echo "usage: $0 <sitename> <hostname> <xbatch file name>" exit 1 fi
. <pathbin in inn.conf>/innshellvars
site="$1"; host="$2"; shift; shift
ctlinnd flush "$site" \ && sleep 5 \ && exec $NEWSBIN/innxbatch -v -D "$host" $*
Written by Stefan Petri <firstname.lastname@example.org>, modelled after innxmit(8) and the XBATCH patch for the nntp reference implementation.