NAME

News::Scan::Poster - keep track of posters to a newsgroup

SYNOPSIS

    use News::Scan::Poster;

    my $poster = News::Scan::Poster->new($news_scan_article_obj);

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a class whose objects can be used to keep track of cumulative statistics for posters to a Usenet newsgroup such as header volume or signature lines.

CONSTRUCTOR

new ( ARTICLE )

ARTICLE should be a News::Scan::Article object or inherit from the News::Scan::Article class.

new performs some initialization and returns a News::Scan::Poster object.

METHODS

address ( [ ADDRESS ] )

Returns the address of this poster represented as a Mail::Internet object.

If present, ADDRESS tells the object that the Mail::Internet object in ADDRESS is its address. idea.

attrib ( [ ATTRIBUTION ] )

Returns some nice attribution for this poster.

If present, ATTRIBUTION tells the object how it shall identify itself when asked.

message_ids ( [ MESSAGE-ID ] )

Returns a list of Message-IDs attributed to this poster.

If present, MESSAGE-ID is added to this list of this poster's articles.

volume

Returns the volume in bytes of the traffic generated by this poster.

articles

Returns the number of articles attributed to this poster.

posted_to

Returns a hash whose keys are newsgroup names and whose values are the number of times this poster has crossposted to the group of interest and the corresponding newsgroup.

crossposts

Returns the total number of crossposts this poster has sent through the group of interest.

header_volume

Returns the volume in bytes generated by this poster's headers.

header_lines

Returns the number of header lines generated by this poster.

body_volume

Returns the volume in bytes generated by this poster's message bodies.

body_lines

Returns the number of body lines generated by this poster.

orig_volume

Returns the volume in bytes of original content generated by this poster.

orig_lines

Returns the number of original lines generated by this poster.

sig_volume

Returns the volume in bytes generated by this poster's signatures.

sig_lines

Returns the number of signature lines generated by this poster.

SEE ALSO

News::Scan, Mail::Address, News::Scan::Article

AUTHOR

Greg Bacon <gbacon@cs.uah.edu>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1997 Greg Bacon. All Rights Reserved. This library is free software. You may distribute and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.