crashes when throttled

Bdale Garbee bdale at
Tue Jul 25 07:48:06 UTC 2000

I maintain the INN 2.X packages for Debian GNU/Linux.

One of our users pointed out a while back a case where innd could
crash when the news spool filled.  The fundamental issue is that NCcreate()
returns NULL if the server is throttled, but that return value is not handled
well in LCreader() and RCreader().

The full report and proposed patch is at

This problem still appears to be in the 2.2.3 released source, I'm packaging
it for Debian with this patch.  

My apologies for not communicating this sooner, but it has been a while since
I reviewed the open bugs against INN in the Debian bug tracking system.


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