[ntp:questions] ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging
fredb at immanent.net
Tue Feb 8 02:09:24 UTC 2005
In article <mailman.68.1107734826.583.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org>,
Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> writes:
> At 9:59 PM +0000 2005-02-06, Per Hedeland wrote:
>> I'm writing "wrong" intentionally, because closer examination reveals
>> that this isn't the real problem (in this case at least) - it turns out
>> that *all* messages coming from the mailing list have Message-IDs of the
>> <mailman...questions at lists.ntp.isc.org> form.
> This is not a bug, nor is this "wrong". This is an intentional
> design choice on the part of the Mailman developers, in order to
> avoid certain issues that crop up in the process of doing
> mail-to-news gatewaying. See
Huh. After reading that message, I'm still left wondering what possible
reason they could have for inserting bogus message ID's into the headers.
(The message only says to look at a comment in the source code, which I
don't have handy.) Do you know, or can you say, what the actual *reason*
is for doing that?
>> Sorry, but there hasn't been any advances in that technology - mostly
>> because trn more than a decade ago pushed it to the very edge of what is
>> possible. Recent newsreaders are generally inferior in that respect
>> (unless you consider unconditionally hiding the brokenness of the
>> threads as a feature).
> Right, so lets define trn as the One True Source Of All Possible
> Perfection, and anything that doesn't work the precise exact same way
> is Obviously Broken -- for All Eternity.
It breaks threading in "knews", too.
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