The send-* utilities are scripts that process the batch files written
to send Usenet articles to a remote NNTP site.
The sites to be fed may be specified by giving
hostname pairs on the command line.
sitename is the label the site has in the
newsfeeds file, the
hostname is the real hostname of the remote site, a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name).
sitename and the
hostname are the same, and as such dont have to be specified as sitename:hostname
pairs but just as a sitename.
send-nntp starts an innxmit to send the articles to the remote site.
send-ihave encapsulates the articles in an
ihave control message and uses
inews to send the articles to a
to.sitename pseudo-group. Using
send-ihave is discouraged, nobody uses it anymore and even the author of this manpage
is unsure as to how it actually works or used to work.
send-* expect that the batchfile for a site is named
<pathoutgoing in inn.conf>/sitename. To prevent batchfile corruption,
is used to lock these files.