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Re: [leafnode-list] Article limit for each group

On Sun, Apr 23, 2000 at 10:48:21PM +0200, gianluca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> The basic idea is to fix a global article limit (as now) and leave to
> the user to possibility to add a different limit for each group he likes.
> maxfetch = 100
> it.comp.os.dibattiti = 200
> comp.os.linux.development.apps = 300
> ..

Oops. \sum_{groups} maxfetch(groups) > maxfetch
> Before I start to write the code to do this (I think to the fetchnews program)
> I want to ask if:
> - there is someone that is already work on this item, 

Not that I know of.

> - it can be interesting for someone else.

I think an overall per group limit would be better. The idea
behind maxfetch, as I understand it, is to avoid being flooded.
Flooding usually occurs within one group. Setting different upper
limits per groups increases the chance of unwanted loss of
articles. I would like to propose an option maxfetchpergroup in
addition to maxfetch. Any comments on this?

> - it is possible without writing code with leafnode ver. 1.9.9

I'm not sure I understand this question. If you decide to code
something like this, you probably want to get the latest 2.0alpha
from Cornelius.


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