[issue10287] NNTP authentication should check capabilities
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Sun Nov 6 14:03:02 CET 2011
Julien ÉLIE <julien at trigofacile.com> added the comment:
A drawback is that CAPABILITIES will still being unsent after an upgrade of the news server to a more up-to-date version supporting the command.
If CAPABILITIES is not understood by the news server, it is not an issue. A 500 response code is usually answered by the news server, which is RFC-compliant. nntplib should then behave properly. (getcapabilities() returns an empty dictionary when CAPABILITIES is not implemented.)
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