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Re: TT10014892:eskimo.downlink.skycache.com---news server throttling
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- Subject: Re: TT10014892:eskimo.downlink.skycache.com---news server throttling
- From: Robert Dinse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:50:12 -0700 (PDT)
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- Resent-Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:49:59 -0700
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On Thu, 18 Oct 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > We noticed that your news server was not taking the feed from the > Service Adapter at your site. When we telnet to the news server on > port 119, we get a message indicating that your news server is throttling. > At your convenience, could you take a look at this? This is about the strangest thing I've run into. News expire kept exploding, couldn't figure out why. It only copied part of the history so I assumed it was something corrupted in history. Ran fixhist, it spit about 297,000 bad entries. Each consisted of a line like this: [57DD0C186A98BACF9E3BE89E915C1C46] 1003463208~-~1003462442 Notice, no group name and hex data. I'm aware that some news software spits out hex message ID's but there should be a valid group name. It looks to me like someone encoded a file in hex, encoded it into message ID's and issued 297,000 bogus cancels to get it into the history. Too many people with too much time on their hands. Very odd. History is cleaned up, expire ran, and everything is back up and running now.
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