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RE: [leafnode-list] RELIABILITY ANNOUNCEMENT: leafnode 2.0b*
For those of us running v2.0b8 should we retrofit, or will there be a 'fix'
Frankly, I've not noticed the problem here, but of course, that doesn't mean
it hasn't happened....
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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> From: Matthias Andree [mailto:ma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 15:23
> To: leafnode-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [leafnode-list] RELIABILITY ANNOUNCEMENT: leafnode 2.0b*
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> anything above this line is bogus
> *** RELIABILITY ANNOUNCEMENT ***
> Warning: all leafnode 2.0 alpha/beta versions that have been released on
> March 12, 2000 or later up to and including 2.0b8 have a serious bug in
> their dopost function in nntpd which handles receiving client's POSTs.
> Here's the offending change from the log:
> |120300: dopost(): articles are now immediately sorted into the spool.
> | This is achieved by fork()ing. nntpd ignores SIGCHLD therefore
> | (in main()).
> | One problem is that now fetchnews and the nntpd cannot be
> | run at the same time (?).
> The trouble is that leafnode no longer detects posting
> failures. leafnode replies with 240 to the client's POST command
> although the actual acticle may have been lost for whatever
> reason. Thus, articles may disappear without notice to the client.
> As these articles cannot be recovered from other servers, this is a
> serious bug. There is no known workaround at this moment.
> leafnode 1.9.18 and -ma4* are not affected by this bug.
> - --
> Matthias Andree
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