question size of explanatory responses
rra at stanford.edu
Wed May 30 22:11:34 UTC 2001
Brian Kantor <brian at UCSD.EDU> writes:
> I believe you may be referring to the 'continuation lines' on single
> responses, rather than textual responses.
> 200-here we are
> 200-we're very happy to see you
> 200 go ahead now
> 401-I don't like the way you smell
> 402-go away and take a bath
> 402 and call back later when you're clean.
> There is no explicit limit on these in the standard, but don't push it -
> it'd be unwise to make them very long.
Um... you'd know better than I, but I've never seen any provision in the
NNTP protocol for SMTP-style multiline responses like those. Am I missing
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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