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Re: [leafnode-list] What does a 498 error mean?

Peter J Ross <pjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> [from /var/log/news/news.err]
> Jun 21 15:04:01 debian fetchnews[9449]: error: NNTP server went away
> (server disconnect or timeout)
> Jun 21 15:04:01 debian fetchnews[9449]: error: news.alt.net: received
> bogus greeting (498): (nil)
> I'd like to know what exactly the second error message means. Google
> knows nothing of it.

498 is a code that leafnode uses internally to track the disconnect
condition. news.alt.net disconnected before sending its greeting, or
fetchnews waited too long (timed out) while waiting for the greeting -
these two messages describe the same condition.

Matthias Andree
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