Bug 149831 - "xhdr newsgroups" lies
Summary: "xhdr newsgroups" lies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: inn
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-02-28 04:23 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-20 17:13:53 UTC

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Description Jonathan Kamens 2005-02-28 04:23:33 UTC
I've got inn-2.4.2-1.

"xhdr newsgroups" lies -- it doesn't return the actual Newsgroups
header of the article, but rather a list of newsgroups with all groups
that aren't available on the server stripped out.

This behavior is patently incorrect.  Just because a particular
newsgroup doesn't exist on my server doesn't mean it shouldn't be
preserved in the Newsgroups line when I follow up on a posting.  With
the behavior I described above, if my News reader uses xhdr to
determine the list of newsgroups to which the post a followup, which
it does in fact do and which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do,
it'll get it wrong.

As far as I'm concerned this is a violation of the NNTP spec.  The
xhdr command is supposed to return the actual message header, not the
header as INN chooses to pervert it.

Comment 1 ptomblin 2005-12-02 16:20:09 UTC
It sounds like INN is trying to optimize the response by looking in the x-ref in
the overview rather than having to re-parse the article, because that's the
behaviour of x-ref.  You're right, that's a violation of RFC-2980.

Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2005-12-20 14:26:42 UTC
Will be fixed in version 2.4.3...

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