Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (8)Updated: 2010-01-05Local indexUp
send-uucp - Send Usenet articles via UUCP
send-uucp [SITE ...]
The send-uucp program processes batch files written by innd(8) to send
Usenet articles to UUCP sites. It reads a configuration file to control how
it behaves with various sites. Normally, it's run periodically out of cron
to put together batches and send them to remote UUCP sites.
Any arguments provided to the program are interpreted as a list of sites
specfied in send-uucp.cf for which batches should be generated. If no
arguments are supplied then batches will be generated for all sites listed
in that configuration file.
The sites to which articles are to be sent must be configured in the
configuration file send-uucp.cf. Each site is specified with a line of
site[:host] [compressor [maxsize [batchtime]]]
The news site name being configured. This must match a site name
The UUCP host name to which batches should be sent for this site.
If omitted, the news site name will be used as the UUCP host name.
The compression method to use for batches. This should be one of compress,
gzip or none. Arguments for the compression command may be specified by
using "_" instead of spaces. For example, "gzip_-9". The default value is
The maximum size of a single batch before compression. The default value is
A comma separated list of hours during which batches should be generated for
a given site. When send-uucp runs, a site will only be processed if the
current hour matches one of the hours in batchtime. The default is no
limitation on when to generate batches.
Fields are seperated by spaces and only the site name needs to be specified,
with defaults being used for unspecified values. If the first character on
a line is a "#" then the rest of the line is ignored.
Here is an example send-uucp.cf configuration file:
This defines seven UUCP sites. The first four use gzip compression and the
last three use compress. The first six use a batch size of 1MB, and the
last site (able) uses the default of 500,000 bytes. The zoetermeer,
hoofddorp, pa3ebv, and manhole sites will only have batches generated for
them during the hours of 05:00, 18:00, and 22:00, and the drinkel site will
only have batches generated during those hours and 20:00, 00:00, and 02:00.
There are no restrictions on when batches will be generated for owl or able.
Configuration file specifying a list of sites to be processed.
The usual flags used for a UUCP feed in the newsfeeds file are "Tf,Wfb".