[INN] #17: Support header-only feed from innfeed

INN rra at stanford.edu
Sat Dec 27 11:02:22 UTC 2008

#17: Support header-only feed from innfeed
 Reporter:  eagle        |        Owner:  eagle
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  new  
 Priority:  low          |    Milestone:       
Component:  innfeed      |      Version:       
 Severity:  wishlist     |   Resolution:       
 Keywords:  compliance   |  

Comment(by iulius):

 See this thread in the [http://lists.eyrie.org/pipermail/ietf-
 nntp/2008-September/006017.html IETF-NNTP mailing-list]:

 >> Does the Diablo implementation do streaming for header feeds?  If so,
 we need a header-only equivalent for TAKETHIS, maybe TAKEHEADER.
 > I think it does streaming but I am not sure.  And CHECK also needs to be
 split in order to know whether the news server only has the headers (?)

 We'd need more information about how it's used.  Does it rely on being
 able to distinguish between CHECK for a header and CHECK for a full
 article?  What does a Diablo implementation with a header feed do if it
 gets a traditional CHECK for an article for which it has only the header?
 It may be that it's not that complicated.

 Given that it's a new protocol, it's not clear to me that there's any
 reason to bother with an IHAVE equivalent.  Again, though, we'd have to
 look at Diablo and see if it implements both.

Ticket URL: <http://inn.eyrie.org/trac/ticket/17#comment:2>
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