nntplib body question

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Thu Jun 5 03:29:30 CEST 2003

Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> schreef:

> Well, you could drop the connection after you've read enough lines.
> If it's a several megabyte message and you want just a few lines, that
> may be a win.

A normal Usenet article won't be bigger than 1 MiB, as many servers don't 
allow that.  Bigger articles would be dropped by those servers, resulting 
in bad propagation and the need for lots of reposts.

Most of the time binary parts are 250 to 500 KiB.


"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
RFC 1958 - Architectural Principles of the Internet - section 3.9

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