2.2.2 and lost articles

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Sat Jun 24 02:47:26 UTC 2000


Bettina Fink <laura at hydrophil.de> writes:

> The INN box has "remembertrash: true", but that was only intended for
> articles to unwanted groups ...

remembertrash tells INN to remember any bad article, not just ones posted
to unwanted groups.  I agree with you that syntax errors should probably
be treated the same as posts to unauthorized groups (a rejection, but
nothing added to the history file) because there's a good chance that the
remote server has mangled the article and invalid articles are rare so the
overhead of rejecting each one a few more times isn't too bad.

But it may be worth some additional discussion.

The problem arises from the fact that right now, INN makes a few decisions
based on the assumption that any article with the same message ID will be
an identical copy of any other article with that message ID.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>



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