newsgroup name parsing..

Matus "fantomas" Uhlar uhlar at
Tue Mar 13 12:58:36 UTC 2001

-> [Fabien Tassin]
-> > -> Are the following newsgroup names acceptable ?
-> > ->     Control: newgroup -.mongrelmind-shiteating-dog
-> Some checks (derived from C News) were added a few years ago to
-> that would catch this, but they are commented out
-> (originally with documentation advising that sites review and
-> uncomment as desired).  The INN docs don't seem to mention this so the
-> defaults should definitely be more strict.
-> [Matus "fantomas" Uhlar]
-> > acceptable names should only contain a-z, 0-9, _, - 
-> The usefor naming rules are much more elaborate than that.  Unicode
-> chars are included, with some bizarre restrictions.  Somebody should
-> really try to implement that stuff before it becomes an RFC.

any docs about that?

we probably should write RFC and try to implement it into inn probably ;)
 Matus "fantomas" Uhlar, sysadmin at NEXTRA, Slovakia; IRCNET admin of *.sk
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