Proposed patch: cancel channel

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Wed May 17 13:06:45 UTC 2000

On 13 May 2000, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Olaf Titz <olaf at> writes:

> > The idea is that for sending local cancels in bulk, the NNTP
> > (unix-domain) socket is used. The client connects, sends the new command
> > MODE CANCEL, waits for response (new code 284) and after that it simply
> > sends all Message-IDs it wants to be cancelled. For each one it gets a
> > response code 289 for success and 484 for failure. Other than the
> > command protocol, this works exactly like "ctlinnd cancel".  On a TCP/IP
> > socket, the MODE CANCEL command is refused, so only locally installed
> > programs under the news UID can use it.

Wouldn't be a bad thing for ctlinnd as well, something like:
  ctlinnd cancelmode < bad-id.file

bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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