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[leafnode-list] Re: Duplicate posting to a moderated group

On 2009-06-23, Matthias Andree wrote:

[uk.legal & uk.legal.moderated]

> Hum, I must say that leafnode is lightly tested if one complete groupname
> is a prefix of another, as shown above. It should work, but there might be
> bugs.  Hierarchies I've tested with (such as de.*) avoid such notations
> and would use .misc to avoid shadowing prefixes.

I haven't had any other problems with such combinations of group
names, so it's probably OK.  This sort of thing is not unusual in the
comp.* and uk.* hierarchies (at least).

Adam wrote:
>> This one gets it wrong and is remarkably uninformative:
>> list active uk.legal*
>> 215 Newsgroups in form "group high low flags".
>> uk.legal 0001038135 0001037538 y
>> uk.legal.moderated 0000107637 0000107527 y
>> .
>> list newsgroups uk.legal*
>> 215 descriptions in form "group description"
>> uk.legal        ?
>> uk.legal.moderated      ?
> Looks like an improperly maintained upstream server. I think the second
> best solutions are setting noactive for this server, or to use
> only_groups_pcre to pick out the groups you can't get from other servers.

I've chosen the latter solution.

> The best is to tell the operator, and if they don't fix it in a reasonable
> timeframe and if it's a paid service, unsubscribe if you can.

I've reported it.

I bought a 25 GB "pay by download" block in early 2007, and I still
have over 17 GB left.  (It carries a few interesting groups that
individual.net doesn't; I'm not charged for headers; and it's near the
end of my leafnode servers list so not many articles get fetched from
there.)  When it runs out, I won't renew unless they've fixed this
problem, so there!

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