Mysterious INN death

Paul Tomblin ptomblin at
Sat Nov 20 18:45:20 UTC 1999

Quoting Russ Allbery (rra at
> There's a bug in the parsing of Distribution headers that causes INN to
> segfault when it sees a particular malformatted one.  Chances are your
> peers are just repeatedly offering you that article.

Hasn't somebody issued a cancel for that article yet?  It seems that a cancel
would be a really good thing to make sure that the systems that are no longer
crashing won't keep offering it to the ones that do.  Won't help the ones who
have it in their in-coming batches already.

Paul Tomblin, not speaking for anybody.
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