[TEST] Check NNTP lag.

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Tue Oct 26 13:13:05 PDT 2004

:I think you misunderstood.
:Joerg committed some changes to gzip to day. Some of the mails never 
:appeared on the nntp server. I tried to send a post with my nntp client 
:to the commit list, this worked just fine and the post popped up at the 
:commit list via nntp-server just fine.
:Problem is, my post appeared -before- joerg's commit mails, wich he sent 
:out before my testpost. Get it? :( I suck at explaining.
:  - Erik

     I've checked all of Joerg's commits and postings to commits@ made
     today and they all made it to the nntp server.  The two gzip commit
     messages are on the nntp server.

     The post reordering between the lists is to be expected.  The news
     subsystem pushes posts out to the lists every 5 minutes.  Postings
     made to the lists that must be transfered to the news subsystem can
     be delayed because the mail to the news subsystem is sent via a normal
     list subscription mechanism, so delays from sendmail due to other
     subscriber addresses can cause a delay before the posting makes it to
     the newsgroup.

     The delay should theoretically not be too bad, but it can certainly
     be anything between 5 minutes and an hour depending on how hard a time
     sendmail has processing the other subscribed to addresses.  Posts can
     definitely pass each other.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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