[Mailman-Developers] Bug#57223: mailman: gate_news problems (fwd)
Mon, 7 Feb 2000 15:29:44 +0100
On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 01:13:56PM +0100, Gergely Madarasz wrote:
> Any ideas what might cause this ?
> nntplib.error_perm: 500 "GROUP" not implemented; try "help".
You're connecting to a newsserver that does not have or perhaps does not
allow the 'GROUP' command. I personally wasn't aware that there were such
newsservers... But perhaps you are connected to a newsfeeder box, instead of
a newsreader box ? Some ISPs split their newsservers in feeders, who only
have enough of a newsserver to share news with other newsservers, serve as a
gateway of sorts, and actual readers, which get their feed off the feeders,
and who _do_ allow clients to connect, and offer most, if not all, NNTP
If you're fairly sure you are connected to the right newsserver, try
connecting to that newsserver, from the machine running mailman, on the news
port (119) and try the GROUP command yourself. Also see if you can check the
newsservers' logfile, to see if it mentions anything else. If all else
fails, you need to find a different newsserver, or shut off the news
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Package: mailman
> Version: 1.1-2
> Severity: important
> Traceback (innermost last):
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 119, in ?
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 79, in main
> r,c,first,last,n = conn.group(mlist.linked_newsgroup)
> File "/usr/lib/python1.5/nntplib.py", line 208, in group
> resp = self.shortcmd('GROUP ' + name)
> File "/usr/lib/python1.5/nntplib.py", line 158, in shortcmd
> return self.getresp()
> File "/usr/lib/python1.5/nntplib.py", line 134, in getresp
> raise error_perm, resp
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