2.2.2 ups the ante versus Campy
Unknown News Administrator
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Mon Jan 10 21:29:01 UTC 2000
Usenet.News at msfc.nasa.gov (Unknown News Administrator) writes:
>For the last two days, my errlog has seen some strange messages from
>overchan; see below. I think there's some way that overchan can be
>misled by long Subject lines, or Subject lines that look like References
>headers, or References header with unbalanced <>s, or some such.
>overchan bad entry rec/arts/sf/movies:51375Re:
>overchan bad entry Shimano
>overchan bad entry ups
>overchan bad entry the
>overchan bad entry ante
>overchan bad entry versus
>overchan bad entry Campy!
>overchan bad entry <387681fd/1358952 at news/swbell/net>
>overchan bad entry <3876D470/6B508E44 at BiteMe/com>
>overchan bad entry <3876c20d/17762033 at news/swbell/net>
I think I have found the problem, but I have not fixed it yet.
Here is the header from one of the articles overchan is having problems
From: snaphook at NOPOTTEDMEAT.swbell.net (Bruce)
Subject: Re: 06 at usw-ex0102-013.remarq.com> <7tlq9l$c55 at news-central.tiac.net> <7tm0fl$4sao$1 at newssvr03-int.news.prodigy.com>
Message-ID: <387681fd.1358952 at news.swbell.net>
References: <387370F7.4013B9FF at am.uwplatt.edu> Xref: cyclone.swbell.net rec.arts.sf.movies:51375Re: Shimano ups the ante versus Campy!
X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.11/32.235
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 00:37:33 GMT
X-Complaints-To: abuse at swbell.net
X-Trace: nnrp3.rcsntx.swbell.net 947291845 188.8.131.52 (Fri, 07 Jan 2000 18:37:25 CST)
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 18:37:25 CST
Organization: SBC Internet Services
Xref: news.msfc.nasa.gov rec.sport.golf:338312
I think what is happening is that overchan looks in the overview data for
an Xref: header with strstr() and thinks it has found it in the
References header line. Then overchan can't parse the line it found and
This looks like a bug in overchan. expireover doesn't seem to have a
problem with it, nor does nnrpd when given XOVER.
I just tried posting an article to misc.test. It looks like this on
From: news at msfc.nasa.gov (Unknown News Administrator)
Subject: Test Xref: zuma rec.arts.mst3k.misc:351111Re: Is this a bug in INN?
Date: 10 Jan 2000 21:25:37 GMT
Message-ID: <85dioh$qdq$1 at hammer.msfc.nasa.gov>
X-Trace: hammer.msfc.nasa.gov 947539537 27067 184.108.40.206 (10 Jan 2000 21:25:37 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: abuse at news.msfc.nasa.gov
NNTP-Posting-Date: 10 Jan 2000 21:25:37 GMT
X-My-Real-Name: J. Porter Clark
Xref: news.msfc.nasa.gov misc.test:339446
I'm just a-testin'.
And in my errlog:
overchan bad entry rec/arts/mst3k/misc:351111Re:
overchan bad entry Is
overchan bad entry this
overchan bad entry a
overchan bad entry bug
overchan bad entry in
overchan bad entry INN?
J. Porter Clark, d/b/a
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