[Mailman-Users] Huge duplication of posts

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Wed Nov 22 00:00:41 CET 2000

At 5:46 PM -0500 11/21/00, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
>  >>>>> "SW" == Shane Wegner <shane at cm.nu> writes:
>     SW> Hmm looks like they renumbered alright.  Is this a common
>     SW> occurence for a large NNTP server.
>I've never seen it happen on the nntpd I've been pointed at, but it
>/will/ happen if you rehome your news gateway.

It's likely to happen after things like ahrdware upgrades, really 
significant software upgrades, and hardware failures. any time they 
have to rebuild their databases, you're hosed.

>     SW> If so, is there anything I can do?  I would think something as
>     SW> simple as running the list traffic through formail with an
>     SW> msgid cache would do it but I am no python programmer.
>I'm not familar with formail, but keeping a message-id cache is
>probably a good idea (but overkill for most setups, I'd imagine).

Mixed blessing -- lots of overhead for very occasional acts of chaos 
-- and the dataset you need to keep can get huge.

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com)
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