Msg-Id:s

Bernt Hansson bernt at bah.homeip.net
Sat Jul 23 07:49:19 UTC 2005


Christoph Biedl skrev:
> Bernt Hansson wrote...
> 
> 
>>I would like to enforce my own message-id:s when users post at our 
>>server.
> 
> 
> Don't do that. Really bad idea. The users might inject articles at other
> servers, too. Worse: they run a local server and due to a configuration
> error they re-post the entire spool to your server which will happily
> forward them. With the new Message-ID your server has set. Thus the
> world will see duplicate articles (dupes). Don't do that.
> 
> You might say that your users don't do such things. Don't trust it. Also
> keep in mind that your setup may run for years and your successor in the
> position of the news admin isn't aware of that trick at all. There have
> been too many incidents in the past and dupe floods are a really nasty
> thing. Just don't do that.
> 
> 
>>Is it possible?
> 
> 
> Yes. But I might have forgotten to tell that you shouldn't do that.
> 
>     Christoph


Ok. If it's that hard i'll switch to diablo then.



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