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Re: [leafnode-list] NNTP server went away

Alexander Reinwarth wrote:

> Starting some time during the last 12 hours (my machine was down most of the
> time), I get the above message whenever fetchnews tries to get the group
> de.comp.os.unix.linux.misc from my upstream-server (news.cis.dfn.de).
> When fetchnews is called from bash it echoes the following to stdout:
> ..
> de.comm.software.newsserver: 1 articles fetched, 0 killed
> de.comp.os.unix.linux.misc: considering articles 106059-106210
> Disconnected from news.cis.dfn.de.
> and adds this to the logfiles:
> Jan 10 23:40:39 lea fetchnews[1294]: de.comm.software.newsserver: will fetch 1 articles
> Jan 10 23:40:41 lea fetchnews[1294]: de.comm.software.newsserver: 1 articles fetched (to 521), 0 killed
> Jan 10 23:40:44 lea fetchnews[1294]: NNTP server went away
> I first thought, that this is my upstream's fault, but when I do a telnet
> there the articles 106059-106210 are there and, as far as I can see, intact.

The logfile indicates that the NNTP server closes the connection already
during the XHDR stuff, either "XHDR Message-ID" or "XHDR Date".

I actually tried to reproduce this here. Indeed, when sending
"xhdr message-id 106059-106210" to news.cis.dfn.de, the server closes
the connection.


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