431 for TAKETHIS

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Fri Sep 17 13:36:09 UTC 1999

Don Lewis <Don.Lewis at tsc.tdk.com> writes:

> What if feed-A is running in no-CHECK mode because everything it has
> been sending has been accepted the following sequence of NNTP commands
> happens?
> 	feed-B sends "CHECK <message-ID-X>"
> 	response "238 <message-ID-X>"
> 	feed-A sends "TAKETHIS <message-ID-X>"

You accept the copy from feed A and reject the article that feed B sends
you as a duplicate.  Or vice versa.

Why would you respond to receiving a complete copy of an article with a
response code telling them to send it to you again?  Either accept it or
reject it; it's not going to look any different the second time you get

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)         <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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