[ntp:questions] forwarding

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 18 20:26:56 UTC 2005

At 7:57 PM +0000 2005-03-18, Per Hedeland wrote:

>  So, if you could ask them whether they would be at all interested in a
>  patch that implemented a configuration option to simply turn off the
>  Message-ID rewriting, it would really help.

	If that's all you would do, then I can assure you that they would 
be unlikely to accept such a patch.  Anyone who wants to take that 
kind of risk with their mail-to-news gateway can just go into the 
source code and comment out the lines in question.

	If you were to provide a real patch that would actually solve the 
same issues as are addressed by the way Mailman works today, plus 
solving the other issues that you've identified, I think they would 
be likely to accept that.

	In the meanwhile, I will continue my research into how other 
mail-to-news gateway software works, and I will bring this back to 
the table with Tokio and Barry.  But unless someone can provide a 
patch that actually incorporates all the additional desired features, 
I think it's highly unlikely that this issue will be addressed any 
time soon.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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