Syntax of NNTP commands

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Sun Aug 24 09:54:06 UTC 2008

Hi Russ,

> I don't know.  My first instinct is to tend towards being generous in what
> one accepts on the nnrpd side.  It's sort of annoying to have stray spaces
> cause the command to be unrecognized when testing things by hand when the
> meaning is unambiguous.  The standard doesn't say we can't accept it.

You're right.  No need to strictly parse stray spaces then.

> Yeah, the innd command parser is very poor and needs significant
> improvement.  See also the first problem in doc/compliance-nntp.

OK.  Thanks for the pointer.

>> Another thing:  "HELP test" should answer "501 Usage error" (nothing
>> should be put after "HELP").  Should it be fixed?
> Probably, although it's not a very high priority.

Sure, it is minor.  But very easy fix.  Done!

Julien ÉLIE

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