Problems with INN-2.2.3 and SuSE6.4

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Dec 4 19:35:37 UTC 2000

Christian Renner <stooge at> writes:

> my inn 2.2.3 has a problem that former installations did not have, perhaps
> due to better configuration.
> I get news via uucp from a mailbox for diabetics; this worked for many years
> quite well despite a Y2k-bug of that mailbox that sets a wrong date header
> for the news. But my newest INN installation does not acdept this any longer:

> Nov 28 22:24:50 josua rnews: offered
>         <7qfpnxSGipB at> ame
> Nov 28 22:24:50 josua rnews: rejected 437 Bad "Date" header
>         -- "27 Nov 100 16:00:00 +0100"

That's definitely a bad date.  Can't you fix the originating software?

> I tried artcutoff 0 in inn.conf, but this did not change anything in the
> way inn behaves (why not?).

Because the year AD 100 is not representable in the history file format,
so telling INN to accept really old articles still doesn't let it accept
an article posted *that* long ago.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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