On Sun, 13 Sep 2020 21:00:06 -0000 (UTC),
Neodome Admin <ad...@neodome.net> wrote:
> Ted Heise <the...@panix.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have used slrn for 20 years on various servers, but on one shell
> > account (nyx.net) I'm now seeing it take roughly two minutes to
> > load news when starting up.
> > There is one diffference I noticed from my Panix account, and
> > it's the read_active variable. I tried uncommenting and
> > setting it with values of 0 and 1, but this had no effect. I
> > also tried with sorting_method 0, with no improvement.
> > I'd really welcome any suggestions on what I might do to fix
> > this!
> I didn???t really use slrn much, but I suspect that read_active
> variable controls whether ???active??? list should be
> downloaded or not. ???Active??? list is the output of NNTP
> command LIST ACTIVE, and it can be quite big (few Megabytes on
> big servers.) It???s a list of active newsgroups on the server.
> One usually want to download it every once in a while, not
> every time one connects to the server.
Well, I did try read_active set to 0, and it made no difference.