[NNTP] Article Numbers Becoming Invalid (RFC 3977)
julien at trigofacile.com
Wed Dec 30 05:35:54 PST 2009
>> What INN does is that after GROUP, the article number is set to the low
>> water mark. It is what is considered to be the first article in the group
>> (allowing a possible reinstatement).
> This is wrong.
> When a valid group is selected by means of this command, the
> currently selected newsgroup MUST be set to that group, and the
> current article number MUST be set to the first article in the group
> Note that it does *not* say "the reported low water mark".
Section 18.104.22.168 of RFC 3977 for GROUP, just before what you quote:
The successful selection response will return the article numbers of
the first and last articles in the group at the moment of selection
(these numbers are referred to as the "reported low water mark" and
the "reported high water mark") and an estimate of the number of
articles in the group currently available.
INN does exactly that. The first article in the group *is* the "reported
low water mark" in the terminology of RFC 3977.
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