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Re: 'Weird' newsgroup...

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999, Cornelius Krasel wrote:

> I am in the process of discussing this with some people who know more
> about RFCs than I do. It appears from a cursory glance that son-of-rfc1036
> indeed allows non-ASCII chars in newsgroup names, but demands on the
> other hand that transmission of articles must be accomplished with
> ASCII chars < 127. This would mean (IMO) that
> a) leafnode would have to decode the name by itself to match it against
>    its internal database
> b) the upstream server again would have to decode the name to match it
>    against its database
> In any case, people whom I showed the Newsgroups: header generally
> reacted *very* surprised.

The newsgroup in question can be found on news:news.norge.usenet.no , in
case you wanna look for yourself...   ;)

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