[INN] #102: Improve checkgroups semantics in control.ctl

INN rra at stanford.edu
Sun Dec 21 19:27:00 UTC 2008


#102: Improve checkgroups semantics in control.ctl
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 Reporter:  iulius     |       Owner:  eagle
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new  
 Priority:  low        |   Milestone:       
Component:  utilities  |     Version:  2.4.5
 Severity:  normal     |    Keywords:       
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 According to control.ctl man page:

 The third argument for a line affecting checkgroups does not affect
 whether the line matches. It is only used after a matching line is found,
 to filter out which newsgroups listed in the checkgroups will be
 processed. This means that a line like:

     checkgroups:*:*binaries*:drop

 will cause all checkgroups control messages to be dropped unless they
 match a line after this one in control.ctl, not just ignore newsgroups
 containing binaries in the name. The general rule is to never use * in the
 second field for a line matching checkgroups messages. There is
 unfortunately no way to do what the author of a line like the above
 probably intended to do (yet).

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Ticket URL: <http://inn.eyrie.org/trac/ticket/102>
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