ietf-nntp new draft of base document available
Stan O. Barber
sob at verio.net
Tue Jul 18 10:15:54 PDT 2000
Lee Kindness writes:
Stan O. Barber writes:
[ about MODE READER ]
> One more thing, we could make this command "RESET STATE"
> of the server so that the group and article pointers are
> reset to "undefined". I believe that is consistent with
> what INN does. It's a matter of choice for this WG to voice.
That would, potentially, break existing implementations. Why bother
giving the command a description, a purpose? It is a pointless command
which should be depreciated! Howabout a description like:
The use of the MODE READER command is depreciated. The server
MUST present a greeting code (as described in section 22.214.171.124)
appropriate to the server's ability to provide service to this
It states what should be returned, but not why. We don't need to know
why because new client implementations shouldn't issue MODE READER.
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