ietf-nntp MODE READER
rra at stanford.edu
Wed Jan 10 14:51:04 PST 2001
Andrew Gierth <andrew at erlenstar.demon.co.uk> writes:
>>>>>> "Stan" == Stan O Barber <sob at verio.net> writes:
> Stan> Since when did INN require MODE READER? In my experience with
> Stan> INN, any "reader" command caused it to shift to "reader" mode.
> INN requires MODE READER from any client address that is authorised as
> both a transit feeder and a reader.
> In such cases the client is assumed to be a transit peer until such time
> as it issues a MODE READER command, and virtually none of the reader
> commands work until then (HEAD <message-id> is supposed to work on some
> versions, but no group-oriented commands work at all).
Note that this is one of the most common configurations these days, since
it's an issue for private news server installations running on someone's
personal Linux or *BSD box with a pull feed.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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