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Re: Error message Process nntpd not running

From: Richmond
Subject: Re: Error message Process nntpd not running
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:15:15 +0100
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Pankaj Jangid wrote:
> Richmond <> writes:
>> Since has upgraded its system from debian 8 I have been
>> getting this error when starting gnus:
>>>>> (error Process nntpd not running)
>> nntp ( open error: ‘>>> (error Process nntpd not
>> running)’.  Continue? (y or n) y
>> However if I go to the server buffer and open the server it then works ok.
>> What does this error mean? Is it a timing issue?
> This error should be related to the back-end process. Does the problem
> persists even after restarting Emacs? I face this issue with some IMAP
> servers but not always. This is could be due to unreliable network. Due
> to which the back-end process goes into stale state.
The problem occurs every time I start emacs. I start emacs with

emacs -nw -f gnus

>> I have
>> (setq gnus-select-method
>>     '(nntp ""
>>         (nntp-open-connection-function nntp-open-tls-stream)
>>         (nntp-port-number 563)))
>> (setq nntp-connection-timeout 240)
> I have just the below setting in my config. And it is working fine.
> (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "")) ; news
> Could you please try removing the other params from your configuration
> if the previously mentioned restart also doesn’t fix the issue.
This change does fix the issue. However it means not using TLS. I want
to use TLS. I was using TLS before the server was upgraded without any
problems. And I use other servers with TLS without getting this error.

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