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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