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Re: [leafnode-list] hostname=corrected.host.name ?

On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 11:04:07PM +0100, Ingolf Jansen wrote:

> (i'm using version 1.9.4 of leafnode)

You probably want to upgrade to a later version - there's a Y2K bug in
1.9.4 and earlier.

> even with hostname=any.thing set in leafnodes config file, it does
> not touch header lines generated by a news reader.

> this may result in non-RFC-conformant header lines in outgoing postings
> if the newsreader sets incorrect values.

> what can i do about it?

You should be safe ignoring it - the chances of ID collisions or
something trying to enforce the RFC behaviour are remote.  If you 
really want to do this then either fix the client or force Leafnode 
to generate the Message-ID.

> i think that leafnode should take care about RFC conformancy and should
> not trust any newsreader or user that far ;-)

Generally, news servers don't modify the IDs supplied by clients.  If
the message IDs get regenerated it greatly increases the risk of feed 
errors (eg, feeding all the articles back out again).

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
EUFS        http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/

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