Bad date header => weird inews error message

Felix E. Klee felix.klee at
Mon Nov 15 03:47:19 UTC 2004

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:34:22 +0100 (CET) Adam Wysocki wrote:
> > * Why does inews need to parse the date header?  I.e. why doesn't it
> >   just put the message on the news server as is (after adding a path
> >   and some other headers)?
> It seems to be a problem with nnrpd's ProcessHeaders() function, which 
> calls parsedate() from lib/parsedate.c. Try running nnrpd from a command 
> line and posting something by hand. If the problem still occurs, try 
> running strace on nnrpd.

Thanks for your recommendations.  I plan to investigate the problem
further if we decide on using inews for our purposes (rnews is also an


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