basic question on Also-Control: header
rra at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 8 22:56:52 UTC 2001
Lisa Ungar <lungar at us.ibm.com> writes:
> I was trying use the follow headers:
> Newsgroup: Anothergroupname
> Subject: csmg newgroup groupname
> From: your at name
> Approved: your at name
> Also-Control: newgroup groupname
> to both create a new group and post the article to an existing group at
> the same time.
> The document says that Also-Control would treat it both as an regular
> article and then follow the control actions listed in the line.
> Using the above actions, it just appended it as a regular actticle to
> anothergroupname and didn't create a new group. Is Also-Control only
> meant to be used like a Supercedes?:
Per the INN NEWS file:
* To simplify anti-abuse filtering, and to be more compliant with news
standards and proposed standards, INN now treats as control messages
only articles containing a Control header. A Subject line beginning
with "cmsg " is no longer sufficient for a message to be considered a
control message, and the Also-Control header is no longer supported.
It causes problems with regular Usenet groups because a lot of filters
don't know to look for Also-Control and a lot of automated programs only
look at the control.* groups and wouldn't find the control messages.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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