Draft of changes in 2.4.4

The Doctor doctor at doctor.nl2k.ab.ca
Sun Apr 13 12:37:43 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:09:15AM +0200, Julien ÉLIE wrote:
> Hi,
> > Here is a suggestion for the section "Changes in 2.4.4" in the NEWS file.
> > As usual, feel free to correct its wording and also to add other changes
> > or remove some of them.
> >
> > * If compiling with Berkeley DB, use its ndbm compatibility layer for
> > ckpasswd in preference to searching for a traditional dbm library.
> > INN also supports Berkeley DB 4.4 thanks to Marco d'Itri.
> And 4.6.
> The new changes since the draft have been:
> * scanlogs now rotates innfeed's log file, which prevents innfeed
> from silently dying when its log file reaches 2 GB.
> * inews now tries to authenticate if it does not receive a 200 return
> code after MODE READER.  Indeed, it might be able to post even with
> a 201 return code and also with another codes like 440 or 480.
> * Some news clients hang when posting an article through a SSL connection:
> it seems that nnrpd's SSL routines make it wrongly wait for data
> completion.  In order to fix the problem, the select() wait is now
> just bypassed.  However, the IDLE timer stat is currently not collected
> for such connections.  Thanks to Kachun Lee for this workaround.
> * Some annoying assertion failures occurring in innfeed have been fixed
> by Russ Allbery.

Are we ready for a testing module?

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