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ovdb_server - Overview helper server for nnrpd


Use ovdb_init to start ovdb_server


If the readserver parameter in ovdb.conf is true, ovdb_init (if not invoked with the -r flag) will start as many ovdb_server processes as the numrsprocs parameter states.

ovdb_server opens the overview database, and accesses it on behalf of the nnrpd reader processes.

To shut down ovdb_server, send a TERM signal to the process ID mentioned in in pathrun (note that the script already does that if used to shut down INN). The parent process will shut down its children and wait for their exit before exiting itself.


Written by Heath Kehoe <> for InterNetNews.

$Id: ovdb_server.pod 10191 2017-11-25 21:11:53Z iulius $


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2018-01-28 INN 2.6.4