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Re: [leafnode-list] Spam filtering + Wishlist

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002 19:52, you wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 05:53:05PM +1000, David Findlay wrote:
> > > > - Support for yEnc - http://www.yenc.org
> > >
> > > As far as I get it, yEnc is still very much in a developmental stage
> > > and will not reliably work over NNTP connection because it assumes
> > > them to be 8-bit-safe; many NNTP connections will drop the 8th bit,
> > > however. Therefore, leafnode will not support yEnc for the moment.
> Is there anything quite that bad out there? Most of the discussions I've
> seen have been more of the order of barfing on some characters rather
> than being seven bit.
> > Does leafnode drop the 8th bit?
> Why do you need support for this in the server anyway?  Looking at the
> web page it seems to be a client-side feature not needing assistance
> from servers.

Well it just needs the server not to mangle the 8th bit, and just a bit of a 
check to see that it works. As soon as my newsreader gets support for it(next 
version) I'll test it with leafnode. Thanks,


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