nntplib body question

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Thu Jun 5 03:41:33 CEST 2003

"Peter Melchart" <peter at melchart.com> schreef:

>> The overview database (xover command) might be able to provide a
>> solution without pounding on the news server too badly.  Simply
>> breaking the connection in the middle is going to leave a nnrpd
>> lingering around.  Are you intending to only do this once in a while,
>> or are were you planning to do this for lots of articles in some sort
>> of scan?
> that's the problem. i would like to do that on a huge basis.
> problem is: i would like to extract the filename of a binary posts.
> and i think there's no other way of doing that but reading the body
> and looking for a "begin 664 name" or "name=..." for yEnc encoded
> post. but if i would read ALL binary posts that would be a little bit
> too much traffic to spend. :(
> but i don't feel fine cutting all connection on every file.

Cutting the connection on your side doesn't cut it server-side.
And most news servers allow only a limited number of simultaneous 
"connections" (most only allow 2-4).


"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
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