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[leafnode-list] [Leafnode-announce] Leafnode 1.9.47.rc2 released (RELEASE CANDIDATE)

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                 leafnode 1.9.47.rc2 has been released.

Leafnode 1.9.47.rc2 is a testing release that should have production
quality but needs further testing because some bugfixes have been
non-trivial. No new bugs have been reported against .rc1, so this should
be a safe install.

Please install 1.9.47.rc2, test it and report your findings to the
leafnode-list, which has moved and is now at
leafnode-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - for further info, see:

Leafnode 1.9.47.rc2 is available in .tar.bz2 format and as RPM for i486
glibc-2.2 (or newer) based Linux distributions from:


The files are digitally signed with my key 052E7D95 or E65A83DA, please
check the signature after downloading!

Below is the NEWS file excerpt, with changes since leafnode-1.9.46. The
full ChangeLog ships with the tarballs and can also be viewed online at

Have fun,
Matthias Andree, Leafnode maintainer

* 1.9.47, 2004-01-__

Note: many of these bugs have been long-standing.
o Fetchnews: Protocol conformance: no longer ignores lines when the XOVER data
  obtained from the upstream server lacks the 8th field, Xref:. RFC-2980
  suggests, but does not mandate this field. Reported by Brian Sammon.
o Fetchnews: XOVER mode did not take maxlines, minlines and maxbytes into
o Fetchnews: XHDR mode did not take minlines and maxlines into account.
o Fetchnews: XHDR mode tried to fetch bogus articles when articles had been
  dropped from the fetchlist because of age or size.
o Fetchnews: XHDR required that Bytes, Date and Lines had been returned in
  exactly the same order as the Message-ID headers and would go out of synch
  if it didn't - but in doubt, would fetch the article. Fixed.
o Leafnode: will detect "list active.times" when trailing garbage (a group
  name) is present. It used to read it as "list active" instead.
o Leafnode: XOVER now works without article number and returns data for
  current article.
o Do not pass uninitialized data to setrlimit() when setting the core file
  size in debugmode.
o Plugged a minor memory leak.

o fetchnews now supports a new -q option that suppresses the "found no server
  with posting permission" warning, to avoid the "cron sends lots of mail"
  bug. Reported by Joey Hess of Debian.
o fetchnews now supports a server-specific "noxover" option to force the
  use of XHDR when a server does not work with XOVER.
o fetchnews will now try to match the "maxcrosspost" parameter against the
  Xref: overview information that, albeit optional, is returned by most
  servers in response to the XOVER command. This can avoid the download of
  some, but not all, excessively crossposted articles.
o The news administrator address, as shown in the placeholder article, is now
  configurable via the new "newsadmin" option. It used to be hardcoded to
  "news@HOSTNAME", where HOSTNAME was replaced by leafnode's hostname.
o Rebuilt with automake 1.8.

o The "port" option description in config.example and leafnode.8 has been
  revised to make clear that it only applies to fetchnews, not the listening
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