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From: Eric Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: Gnus hangs when not used for 5 minutes
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2024 14:57:02 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87sf222hok.fsf@its.a.fake>

NNTP Surfer <> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm using Gnus for 2 weeks now. It's a great program but there is one
> thing that makes it almost unusable.
> My workflow:
> - run Gnus with `M-x Gnus`.
> - Gnus creates list on unread messages.
> - I walk away for 5-10 minutes to do different tasks.
> - Whe I return to Gnus I see that any attempt to view next unread
>   message hangs program.
> - Gnus can be `unhang` by pressing `C-g` but will not be able to
>   do anything with internet connection.
> - So I exit gnus by hitting `q`.
> - I run once again `M-x Gnus` and everything start over again. Gnus can
>   connect to servers but only if there is no break when using it.
> To me it looks like Gnus needs some kind of "keep alive" or "heartbeat"
> mechanism.
> Is this known behavior? Maybe I should configure something?
> Can Gnus download all unread messages to my hard drive so i could view
> and respond to them in offline mode?

From your username I'm guessing that this is an nntp server. Try setting
`nntp-connection-timeout' to a lowish number of seconds, and see if that
fixes it?

  reply	other threads:[~2024-02-09 22:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-02-09  7:57 NNTP Surfer
2024-02-09 22:57 ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2024-02-10  8:09   ` NNTP Surfer

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