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Re: [leafnode-list] fetchnews doesn't do LIST

Mark Brown wrote:

> When attempting to fetch the list of avalible newsgroups from
> cipher.wizards.com fetchnews fails becuase that server only supports the
> LIST command with no arguments while fetchnews only does LIST ACTIVE
> and LIST NEWSGROUPS.  Looking at the RFC this seems to be a problem with
> Leafnode.

Yeah, it's a "bug". Just replace "LIST ACTIVE" with "LIST" in the
fetchnews.c code. Actually, I have only recently encountered the first
server which didn't understand "LIST ACTIVE" (most servers which don't
just throw away the parameter). Output-wise, the two commands are
absolutely identical on all news servers that I tried (mostly INN
and DNews).


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