[DRAFT] INN 2.3.2 announcement
rra at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 23 12:31:07 UTC 2001
Forrest J Cavalier <mibsoft at epix.net> writes:
>> * 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.
> I think this could be more clear, saying "Netscape browsers" instead
> of "Netscape browsers"
> Is there any indication that other browsers might be affected?
None that I've seen; several of us have been running this in production
for quite a while and haven't seen any problems.
> I remember this bug was discussed on the INN workers list a long time
> ago, and it was decided not to fix it. In fact, I seem to recall the
> discussion was that the RFC was wrong because INN was doing what C news
> did, and the RFC was supposed to be documentation matching C news. But
> I didn't dig up the discussion, and the RFC was written before I got
Well, what INN used to be doing was the opposite ordering of the return
from the HEAD command and other related commands, when I checked, so it
looked "obviously" wrong. And it's definitely incorrect per the RFC, and
Diablo, Cyclone, etc. appear to all follow the RFC.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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