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Re: [leafnode-list] Setting Path header

A long time ago (in April), Mark Brown wrote:

> Thinking about it I can't see any reason why Leafnode is trying to set
> the Path: header on postings.

The only reason that I can think of is that this makes it easier to
trace back the way of a posting. This might be interesting if somebody
tries to abuse usenet.

I have no idea whether there is a general consensus on which agents should
add a Path: header. The USEFOR draft says:

   When an injecting, relaying or serving agent receives an article, it
   MUST prepend its own path-identity followed by a delimiter to the
   beginning of the Path-content.

Since Leafnode is a strange hybrid between a newsreader and a news server,
I prefer it to add a Path: header to all posting it relays.


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