[ntp:questions] forwarding

David Woolley david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Sun Mar 20 19:42:09 UTC 2005


In article <slrnd3r8dk.qbk.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net>,
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote:

> It should be stated that the news server used to gateway this group is
> not under the control of the NTP Public Services Project.

That's a potential problem.  Although the news server could be pretty
degenerate and only support the one newsgroup, and be part of the 
mail to news program itself, one really needs to submit with the 
transfer agent to transfer protocol as submission with the user agent
to transfer agent protocol often causes security measures to be imposed
that are based on the assumption that the submitter is the originating
user agent, e.g. Path may be cleared.

(In most cases you will get away using POST rather than IHAVE, but it
is much better to use IHAVE as the gateway IS a transfer agent, not a
user agent.)



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