Design issues for nntp storage manager

Miquel van Smoorenburg list-inn-workers at
Fri May 25 10:42:27 UTC 2001

In article <20010525120055.H629 at>,
Marco d'Itri <md at Linux.IT> wrote:
>On May 25, Alex Kiernan <alexk at> 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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