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Re: [leafnode-list] Re: (Discovery) Problems after upgrade to 1.9.33

On Sunday 23 Mar 2003 15:56, clemens fischer wrote:
> Matt Gibson <gothick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > Allegedly they're working on the problem.  Sounds like a memory
> > overwrite to me; if there's 2^n-1 articles to fetch in a newsgroup,
> > their server just drops the connection just after you've sent XOVER.
> > Grr.
> and wouldn't it be nice to know what provider that is and what
> software it is running?

It's Demon Internet (demon.co.uk; demon.net).  They use some pretty strange 
software and hardware configurations.  This is mainly because they're so big.  
Four or five hundred users on the news server isn't unheard of.  They have a 
synchronised cluster of machines based on INN (possibly a customised version; 
I don't know for sure)  The 200 message on connection is:

200 news.demon.co.uk InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.4.0 (20020917 CVS 
prerelease) ready (posting ok).

Doesn't that inspire confidence...

The problem has appeared in the last couple of months, after a pretty big 
upgrading of the software.  They're normally pretty good at fixing problems 
once they've been found, but this one's taking a while.  I'm guessing most 
people aren't using XOVER, otherwise they'd have more pressure to get it 


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 and learning how to live amongst them."
	      -- Jeff Noon

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