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Re: [leafnode-list] NNTP Server Went Away



Jeff Grossman <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> This is all I have in the logs for stunnel:
>
> Jul  7 08:20:07 apple stunnel[321]: SecureNetscapeNNTP connected from
> 127.0.0.1:
> 47011
> Jul  7 08:23:16 apple stunnel[321]: remote connect #2 (204.29.187.156:563):
> Conn
> ection timed out (110)
> Jul  7 08:23:16 apple stunnel[321]: Failed to initialize remote
> connection

And it is sufficient. stunnel accepts leafnode's connection and only
after that tries to connect with TCP to 204.29.187.156 port 563 -- that
fails, so stunnel finally drops the connection to leafnode, and leafnode
correctly reports "server went away" -- that's all it can see, and
that's the best effort stunnel can make when it strives to maintain
portability with the systems it works on today.

Now watch this, tried from two different networks:

$ telnet 204.29.187.156 563
Trying 204.29.187.156...
telnet: connect to address 204.29.187.156: Connection timed out

There isn't anything you can fix on your end, but looking at the DNS, I
find the whole setup a bit mysterious:

$ host -t any secnews.netscape.com
secnews.netscape.com    CNAME   secnews.aoltw.net
secnews.aoltw.net       CNAME   ripley.aoltw.net
ripley.aoltw.net        A       204.29.187.156

$ host -A secnews.netscape.com
 *** ripley.aoltw.net address 204.29.187.156 maps to hostname h-204-29-187-156.netscape.com
 *** Hostname ripley.aoltw.net does not belong to address 204.29.187.156
 *** Not all addresses for hostname ripley.aoltw.net have a matching hostname.

Looks like some homebrew solution and not at all like "I am claiming to
be #1 provider"... (aoltw.net is AOL, Dulles, VA, US)

> I will probably have to put stunnel in debug mode to get more information in
> the logs.

Won't help. If you want to invest time, figure a Netscape contact
address and send them a fax/give them a phone call or send an email if
their MX server isn't ripley.aoltw.net :-)

-- 
Matthias Andree

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