[DRAFT] INN 2.3.2 announcement

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Sun Apr 22 10:02:14 UTC 2001

The Internet Software Consortium is pleased to announce that a new bug-fix
release of INN is available at:


The MD5 checksum of this release is:

    <to be filled in>

A PGP signature will soon be available in the same directory.  There is a
patch from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2 available there as well.

This is a bug-fix release over 2.3.1.  Upgrading an existing INN 2.3.1
installation is as simple as building INN 2.3.2, running make update, and
restarting innd and related programs.

Changes from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2

  * innxmit can again handle regular filenames as input as well as storage
    API tokens (allowing it to be used to import an old traditional
  * Several problems with tagged-hash history files have been fixed thanks
    to the debugging efforts of Andrew Gierth and Sang-yong Suh.
  * A very long-standing (since INN 1.0!) NNTP protocol bug in nnrpd was
    fixed.  The response to an ARTICLE command retrieving a message by
    message ID should have the message ID as the third word of the
    response, not the fourth.  Fixing this is reported to *possibly* cause
    problems with some Netscape versions, but other news servers correctly
    follow the protocol.
  * Some serious performance problems with expiration of tradspool should
    now be at least somewhat alleviated.  tradspool and timehash now know
    how to output file names for removal rather than tokens, and fastrm's
    ability to remove regular files has been restored.  This should bring
    expiration times for tradspool back to within a factor of two of
    pre-storage-API expiration times.
  * An item that was actually changed in 2.3.0 but wasn't noted in NEWS
    when it should have been:  Users can no longer post articles
    containing Approved: headers to moderated groups by default; they must
    be specifically given that permission with the access: parameter in
    readers.conf.  See the man page for more details.
  * Added a sample subscriptions file and documentation for it and

  * Various other bug fixes and documentation updates.

Please submit all bug reports to inn-bugs at isc.org.  Please send all
patches to inn-patches at isc.org.

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

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