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Re: [leafnode-list] maxcrosspost=5

On Sat, 3 Jan 2004 12:11 am, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Doug Laidlaw schrieb am 2004-01-02:
> > I have maxcrosspost=5 set, and I have been watching the entries go past
> > with fetchnews -vvv, and have seen rejection of messages posted to more
> > than 5 groups, yet others get through.  One I have just reported to their
> > ISP included the following (I could get only about 2/3 of the list)
> fetchnews (in leafnode-1) will count the number of comma "," characters
> in the Newsgroups: header after download.
> > Posted to
> > freenews.iinet.net.au!newsfeed.iinet.net.au!newsfeed.iinet.net.au!snewsf0
> >.syd.ops.aspac.uu.net!news1.optus.net.au!optus!priapus.visi.com!orange.oct
> >anews.net!news.octanews.net!news-out.visi.c and more.
> That's the Path: the article has taken from the originator to your
> machine, with the most recent appended in front (usually you ISP).
No wonder it looked wrong.  My apologies: I wasn't thinking too well when I 
wrote. There is only the one newsgroup in the Newsgroups: 
header, so of course it won't be caught by maxcrosspost.  I suppose that the 
next question is: can the article itself be matched?  I think that one 
Windows program claimed to do this, but I might have misunderstood the claim.  
I think that it was only claiming that an article posted to multiple groups 
is downloaded only once, which Leafnode does too.  I imagine that the job of 
matching every article would slow things down to a crawl - or worse.

> > The ng I read it in must be in the part I didn't copy.  These entries
> > seem to indicate servers, not groups.  Is a different tactic needed here?
> Yes, it is. You'll need to look at the Newsgroups: header instead.
> --
> Matthias Andree
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