msg-id generation

greg andruk meowing at
Tue Sep 21 15:30:35 UTC 1999

In nnmh:inn-workers, Russ Allbery <rra at> wrote:

> Okay, one final problem.  Suppose you've got a news farm of twenty-odd
> machines hiding behind  You probably want just
> in e-mail addresses, but if you use that for message ID
> generation as well, doesn't that then run a non-trivial risk of duplicate
> message IDs?

Well, the only other places I see fromhost even being used now are for
default inews addresses and the X-Complaints-To:/help contact address
in nnrpd -- and the nnrpd usage is only if inn.conf's newsmaster
doesn't contain an @.

Do the news farm and inews usages overlap in any meaningful way?

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