ietf-nntp new draft of base document available
howard at redrose.net
Sat Jul 22 10:50:24 PDT 2000
From: "Russ Allbery" <rra at stanford.edu>
> Charles Lindsey <chl at clw.cs.man.ac.uk> writes:
> > NEWNEWS !*.binaries.*
> All newsgroups carried by the server except those whose name includes
Wait a second. INN 2.2.2 returns an empty list. This is consistent
with the algorithm I posted that you said was correct. If a newsgroup
is neither explicitly included nor explicitly excluded, the default
behavior of PERMmatch is to return FALSE.
By the way, here's an attempt at a description.
When the server compares a list of strings to a list of patterns, the
result for each string is determined by the first matching pattern from
the right. If a '!' precedes the pattern, the string is excluded. If a
'!' does not precede the pattern, the string is included. If the string
matches none of the patterns, it is excluded.
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