Design issues for nntp storage manager
Miquel van Smoorenburg
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Fri May 25 10:42:27 UTC 2001
In article <20010525120055.H629 at wonderland.linux.it>,
Marco d'Itri <md at Linux.IT> wrote:
>On May 25, Alex Kiernan <alexk at demon.net> wrote:
> >> And optionally support something like:
> >> pattern.*:XREF
> >> which means "look at the Xref header and request the article from that
> >> server".
> >Surely thats what you do by default - if I have the article in my
> >overview database, then someone must have fed the headers to me.
>As I wrote, diablo people did not find this important enough to
>implement it. I think it should use the Xref server name as an hint, and
>if the article is not found there look on other servers (for
Or, somehow store all the servers you got the article from in
overview. That means you have to update overview in-place; however
if you number every storage server (say from 1-32) you can use
a 32-bit bitmap which would be pretty efficient
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