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1 * 1.9.54, 2004-05-20
3 ### INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE
4 - Consistency: The lockfile timeout for checkgroups has changed to five
5 seconds, checkgroups used to wait indefinitely.
6 See timeout_lock and LN_LOCK_TIMEOUT below for a migration path.
8 ### BUGFIXES
9 - Bugfix: fetchnews and texpire would delete a lockfile held by another
10 process when there were problems reading the configuration file.
11 - Bugfix: when groupexpire settings were used, their memory was leaked at
12 program exit.
13 - Robustness: texpire is a lot more careful about mids files. Johannes Berg
14 reported aborts related to corrupt mids files. mids files are removed at
15 start of any leafnode program.
16 - Documentation: Some minor formatting problems in the manual pages were
17 corrected. Reported by Laurent Fousse.
19 ### CHANGES
20 - Logging: the number of duplicates that texpire has deleted is now printed.
21 - Feature: The maximum time that programs wait for a lock file can now be
22 configured through "timeout_lock" in the configuration file and overridden
23 by the LN_LOCK_TIMEOUT environment variable, to simplify running fetchnews
24 and texpire from a cron job. A workaround was suggested by Dirk-Lüder Kreie.
25 - Feature: texpire has a new "-r" (repair) option that checks harder whether
26 the hard links are correct.
27 - Documentation: INSTALL reminds the user to erase the distributor package
28 first before doing a source install.
31 * 1.9.53, 2004-05-05
33 ### BUGFIXES
34 - Bugfix: do not re-authenticate if server requires authentication for the
35 same command twice - to avoid an unterminated re-authentication loop.
36 - Bugfix: Various error conditions now cause the problem to be logged.
37 - Bugfix: Newly-added groups that are not in a server no longer cause
38 fetchnews to proceed to the next server.
39 - Bugfix: texpire did not repair the spool in archived groups
40 (groupexpire some.news.group = -1) which caused duplicates and articles
41 inaccessible by Message-ID after corruption. Reported by Dirk-Lüder Kreie.
42 - Portability: One string was split for C89 conformance (string constants
43 cannot exceed 509 characters).
45 ### CHANGES
46 - Feature: fetchnews supports an environment variable, LN_SKIP_GROUPS, that is
47 treated as a comma-separated list of wildmats, any match sufficient. All
48 matching groups are skipped, so you can skip your binary groups during
49 daytime, for instance. Don Geddis had complained a configuration cheat he'd
50 been using had stopped working with one of the recent fixes. Let there be an
51 official way to do things instead.
52 - Feature: The time zone is back in leafnode-generated Date: headers, provided
53 that the operating system provides a tm_gmtoff member in struct tm (BSD,
54 GNU). Systems that don't offer this use GMT and report the time zone as
56 - Feature: The environment variable LN_DEBUG is now read as an integer. The
57 debug level is the greater of debugmode in the config file and the contents
58 of LN_DEBUG.
59 - Compatibility: support forgetful servers that require re-authentication
60 often. Reported by Andrew Cranson.
61 - Consistency: the try_lock() debug message now goes to stdout, and only in
62 verbose mode. It used to be printed on stderr, unlike most of the other
63 debug messages. Reported by Kieron Dunbar.
64 - Consistency: "skipped group.name, not in only_groups_pcre" message is now
65 prefixed with the server name.
66 - Documentation: If the volunteered authentication early in a connection
67 fails, add a log that this condition may have been caused by premature
69 NOTE: authentication implementations differ a lot.
70 - Documentation: The server= examples in config.example were revised and are
71 now G-rated and end in domains that are guaranteed to not exist.
74 * 1.9.52, 2004-04-03
76 Note: this file contains names that have been transliterated to ISO-8859-1.
77 To see the names in their original spelling, view the CREDITS file.
79 If /your/ name is shown in CREDITS only in the transliterated spelling, feel
80 free to send a correction in UTF-8 character set.
82 ### SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT CHANGES
83 (these are detailed below)
84 - Texpire is now robust against hard link attacks that try to prevent expiry.
85 - Fetchnews has more complete timeout handling and a new timeout_fetchnews
86 global configuration option.
87 - Low-traffic, subscribed groups will not expire any more.
88 - Time zone handling was rewritten from scratch once again and dropped in all
89 places where it isn't essential, to fix complaints and bogus data.
90 - A bug that cause excessive article considerations after a fetch had to be
91 aborted fixed was fixed.
92 - only_groups_pcre fixes for crosspostings, adds a new option
94 - A bug that caused active persistent re-downloads for upstreams running on a
95 non-standard server was fixed. The NEWGROUPS range now only spans the time
96 since the last fetchnews run.
97 - Bugfixes were made to connecting to upstream servers with multiple IPs.
98 - Quickmkdir is no longer part of the installation procedure. Leafnode
99 programs will create missing directories on their own.
100 - The user account leafnode processes run under is now configurable at compile
101 time, to aid OpenBSD packaging.
103 ### INCOMPATIBLE BUGFIXES AND CHANGES
104 - Bugfix: "GROUP s" will now mark the group interesting iff it is interesting.
105 This avoids premature unsubscription from low-traffic groups.
106 Backported from leafnode-2. Reported by Oliver Brakmann.
107 - Cleanup: Logging has been overhauled. It is now more consistent, prefixes
108 are the server or group name where applicable, prefixes error: for errors
109 and warning: for warnings. Timeout and other line reading problems now
110 appear in the debug log with "ERROR:" on the line for easy retrieval with
111 grep, the end of file is also logged as "< (EOF)". The "skipping (filename),
112 not complete" message was demoted from LOG_NOTICE to LOG_INFO severity
114 - Change: fetchnews now uses timeout_fetchnews rather than timeout_client when
115 waiting for a server's NNTP status response.
116 (this includes a documentation fix provided by David Houlden)
117 - Cleanup: Time zone information for generated headers was unreliable and has
118 been dropped. We'll create the Date: header in GMT.
120 ### BUGFIXES
121 - Bugfix: checkgroups can now read the checkgroups file from a path relative
122 to the current working directory.
123 - Bugfix: fetchnews will wait no more than five minutes (configurable through
124 the new timeout_fetchnews parameter) for a server response that is not a
125 NNTP status.
126 - Bugfix: fetchnews will not kill the group's high watermarks when it has to
127 abort the fetch. It will leave a snapshot file behind that is merged on the
128 next run for the server that failed.
129 The bug was introduced into 1.9.50 and discovered by Bastian Blank.
130 - Bugfix: "server does not carry Newsgroups:" log message only printed the
131 first group name rather than all.
132 - Bugfix: when posting, the first newsgroup in a Newsgroups:-header of a
133 cross-posted article that was NOT matched by only_groups_pcre stopped the
134 search for further articles that might still be on the server.
135 Reported by Joshua Crawford.
136 - Bugfix: log exact reason why a fetchnews connection has failed.
137 - Bugfix: try all IPs of a host even when the connection one of them failed.
138 - Bugfix: send MODE READER first, then try to authenticate.
139 - Bugfix: add missing error messages for NNTP connection and DATE reply
141 - Bugfix: Proceed to next IP when a server name has multiple IPs attached when
142 the greeting doesn't arrive or the upstream runs NNTPcache V2.3.
143 - Bugfix: Do not fetch the full newsgroup list on every fetchnews run when the
144 upstream runs on a non-standard port. Reported by Cory C. Albrecht and
145 confirmed by Joshua Crawford. This is a fix-up for a half-baked bugfix that
146 went into leafnode 1.9.29 that was supposed to support multiple servers with
147 the same name but different port (necessary for ssh tunnels for instance).
148 - Bugfix: Plugged a memory leak, the memory allocated for a only_group_pcre
149 compiled PCRE was never freed.
150 - Bugfix: "illegal" articles are truncated to zero size and no longer given
151 out, to avoid sending dangerous content to clients.
152 - Bugfix: Zero-size check was not applied when an article was opened by
154 - Bugfix: texpire relied on the hard link count to expire articles. Any user
155 could defeat expiry by creating a hard link to an article file, preventing
156 expiry of certain articles, so that the spool partition could fill up in the
157 long run. However, the user who can perform this attack can usually fill up
158 the disk directly (without instrumenting leafnode), so no security
159 announcement shall be issued. Code has been added to force expiry via the
160 Message-ID, rather than by hard link count.
161 - Bugfix: the date check stopped working when DST was in effect.
162 Replaced by timegm() function from Heimdal/Kerberos IV, calculations are now
163 done in GMT rather than fiddling with the GMT offset.
164 Caused lots of bogus "check your system clock" warnings.
165 - Bugfix: Do not fetch newgroups since last full active fetch, but rather
166 since last NEWGROUPS.
167 - Bugfix: leafnode: do not send warnings (for instance about misconfiguration,
168 when maxage is too large) to stderr, some super servers send them to the
169 client. Reported by Martin Klaiber.
170 - Cleanup: Some internal variables have been renamed to avoid name clashes
171 with library functions (Ralf Wildenhues).
172 - Cleanup: getline.c now includes string.h to avoid compiler warnings
173 (Ralf Wildenhues).
174 - Cleanup: After connection failure, the connection is properly shutdown with
175 nntpdisconnect() or nntpquit() rather than a half-baked shutdown(2).
176 - Portability: quickmkdir will not start the file name with a double slash.
177 Patch sent by A. Alper Atici.
179 ### CHANGES
180 - Feature: The fetchnews server respone timeout is now independent of nntpd's
181 client timeout.
182 - Feature: New server option only_groups_match_all to make only_groups_pcre
183 more restrictive with respect to posting, with this option on, ALL groups of
184 a crossposting must match the PCRE rather than ANY before a post goes to the
185 server that defines this option.
186 - Feature: fetchnews supports a new -w option to force the XOVER updater
187 process to run in the foreground rather than detached.
188 - Portability: The user and group name that used to be hardcoded to "news" are
189 now configurable, to support the OpenBSD policy of prefixing daemon and
190 system users with an underscore character, "_". Use --with-user and
191 --with-group options to ./configure.
192 Based on patches by Cory C. Albrecht.
193 - Documentation: README now explains the difference between news.debug and
194 news.=debug in syslog.conf and recommends the former.
195 - Safety: multiple configurations for the same server and port now cause an
196 abort. Leafnode cannot handle fetching for multiple users per single server.
197 - Consistency: debugmode >= 1 now logs sent NNTP commands. (debugmode = 2 was
198 needed before for sent commands and = 1 for received replies)
199 - Consistency: all leafnode processes will now generate needed directories
200 on start-up. This effectively eliminates the need for quickmkdir, which
201 will continue to be built in order not to break existing packaging scripts.
202 Also helps Cygwin portability (which requires further patches that do not
203 ship with leafnode and are currently maintained by A. Alper Atici).
204 - Feature: debugmode >= 2 now logs - at LOG_DEBUG priority - decisions why an
205 article is posted or skipped for a particular server in the light of
206 only_groups* options.
207 - Efficiency: the migrate() function caused a lot of unnecessary chdir()
209 - Cleanup: The signal causing fetchnews to abort will now be logged.
210 - Cleanup: suppress 'found no server with posting permission' in fetchnews
211 when one or more servers have not been queried, suggested by Al Bogner.
212 - Cleanup: when any server has not been queried by fetchnews, print a warning
213 (unless -q is given) and log it.
214 - Cleanup: suppress 'backing up from 1 to 12345' style messages in fetchnews.
215 - Cleanup: texpire will now fix the group low water marks for pseudo groups,
216 so that LIST ACTIVE output matches GROUP output.
217 - Cleanup: config.example: The expire line is first, before the server line.
220 * 1.9.51, 2004-02-20
222 ### BUGFIX
223 - fetchnews did not properly detect an existing groupinfo file in all
224 circumstances. This bug was introduced as a side effect of a fix that went
225 into release candidate #3 of 1.9.50 on February 10th but wasn't found during
226 release candidate testing -- it didn't show on the author's computers.
227 Fixes SourceForge bug #900583.
229 This bug was first reported by Thomas Zajic, then with a full analysis
230 and patch by Adam Sampson. Thanks to both of them.
233 * 1.9.50, 2004-02-19
235 ### EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
236 - Major texpire bugfixes, it repairs a lot more spool problems, including
237 a move or copy that broke hard links; texpire now updates overview data,
238 to recover from a fetchnews crash.
239 - "noactive" option now works for the first time.
240 - Checkgroups now adds groups as it should have always done. Useful in context
241 with "noactive" to prime the news group list.
243 ### INCOMPATIBLE BUGFIXES AND CHANGES
244 - Bugfix: most programs now generate an active from the spool contents when
245 they cannot read the groupinfo, to avoid bogus first/last counter resets.
246 - Bugfix: checknews adds groups listed in the checkgroups file that aren't
247 already in the groupinfo. Prints them on stderr with " NEW" next to them.
248 - Cleanup: made fetchnews logging and console printing more consistent to aid
249 debugging. Careful changes to some severities.
250 - Conformance: texpire -h now exits 0 (it used to exit with code 1).
252 ### BUGFIXES
253 - Bugfix: "noactive" has never (since its introduction into 1.9.25) worked as
254 documented and still fetched the active file when "forceactive" was set
255 (through -f or expiry of timeout_active). Align actual behaviour with the
256 documentation. Reported by Andrew Cranson.
257 - Bugfix: texpire can now relink (after file system damage) crossposted
258 articles properly.
259 - Bugfix: texpire can now move files into the right message.id/XXX directory
260 if they are in the wrong one, so nntpd can find them.
261 - Bugfix: texpire now logs errors in addition to printing them.
262 - Bugfix: Some format strings for integers in fetchnews. Harmless on 32-bit
263 platforms but can cause crashes or bogus output/logging on 64-bit machines.
264 - Bugfix: Plug a memory leak in checkgroups.
265 - Bugfix: The pseudo article for an empty group now has a higher number than
266 the last article of the group previously had, so it is actually visible in
267 news readers. Reported by Andreas Muck.
268 Cosmetic side effect: articles in new groups now start at number 3 rather
269 than 2 in many configurations. This is harmless.
270 - Bugfix: when building an active file from the news spool, use the
271 directory's ctime as the creation date.
272 - Bugfix: whenever an active file is built from the news spool, this will
273 force fetchnews to download the active files completely at the next run.
274 - Cleanup: Fetchnews quickly proceeds to the next server when serious trouble
275 is encountered during group fetch, that is, premature server disconnect or
276 missing credentials or authentication failure.
277 - Cleanup: Print NNTP-connect related errors on console as well (not only to
279 - Robustness: overview (NOV, XOVER) is now more tolerant with respect to
280 leading whitespace, including HTAB characters.
281 - Robustness: texpire handles Ctrl-C and "kill -TERM" more gracefully.
283 ### PORTABILITY IMPROVEMENTS
284 - Portability: PATH_MAX is almost gone, a POSIX system need not define it. If
285 it is missing, we assume 4096. PATH_MAX is not used to size static array,
286 but only gives the initial array size for dynamically sized strings that
287 extend automatically when the size is insufficient.
288 This should help the GNU Hurd vaporware should it ever materialize.
289 - Portability: Skip autoconf's SETVBUF_REVERSED check on Intel C++.
290 - If the compiler is an Intel one, ./configure refrains from adding GCC
293 ### CHANGES
294 - Documentation: README-FQDN* was updated now that news.cis.dfn.de and
295 news.individual.net have been separated.
296 - Documentation: Updates to texpire, leafnode, fetchnews manual pages.
297 - Cleanup: update.sh (run by make update, to update spools written by leafnode
298 1.6 and older) will now remind the user he has to delete groupinfo.old.
299 - Texpire: now updates .overview information should a previous fetchnews run
300 have been interrupted hard.
301 - Texpire: support -q to suppress all non-error output.
302 - Cosmetic: texpire no longer counts unlink failures as kept articles.
305 * 1.9.49, 2004-01-09
307 ### REGRESSION BUGFIX
308 - Fetchnews: the 1.9.48 security bugfix broke delaybody mode, it is now fixed.
309 Bug reported by Berthold Höllmann.
312 * 1.9.48, 2004-01-09
314 ### SECURITY BUGFIX
315 - Fetchnews: when a. minlines=0 (default) and b. delaybody=0 (default) and
316 either c. no filterfile is configured (default) or a. and b. and d.
317 article_despite_filter=1 are configured, an article with missing mandatory
318 headers and without body can hang fetchnews and/or prevent the fetch of
319 further articles from the current group or server. CVE Name: CVE-2004-2068
320 Reported by Toni Viemerö, SourceForge bug 873149.
321 This was a denial-of-service bug, not one that could lead to local or remote
322 privilege escalation.
324 ### BUGFIX
325 - Fetchnews: log group name when articles are skipped that match the minlines,
326 maxlines, maxbytes or age filters, for more consistent logging.
328 ### CHANGES
329 - Rebuilt with autoconf 2.59.
332 * 1.9.47, 2004-01-07
334 ### BUGFIXES
335 Note: many of these bugs have been long-standing.
336 - Fetchnews: Protocol conformance: no longer ignores lines when the XOVER data
337 obtained from the upstream server lacks the 8th field, Xref:. RFC-2980
338 suggests, but does not mandate this field. Reported by Brian Sammon.
339 - Fetchnews: XOVER mode did not take maxlines, minlines and maxbytes into
341 - Fetchnews: XHDR mode did not take minlines and maxlines into account.
342 - Fetchnews: XHDR mode tried to fetch bogus articles when articles had been
343 dropped from the fetchlist because of age or size.
344 - Fetchnews: XHDR required that Bytes, Date and Lines had been returned in
345 exactly the same order as the Message-ID headers and would go out of synch
346 if it didn't - but in doubt, would fetch the article. Fixed.
347 - Leafnode: will detect "list active.times" when trailing garbage (a group
348 name) is present. It used to read it as "list active" instead.
349 - Leafnode: XOVER now works without article number and returns data for
350 current article.
351 - Do not pass uninitialized data to setrlimit() when setting the core file
352 size in debugmode.
353 - Plugged a minor memory leak.
354 - Avoid crashes in XOVER related functions when the OS cannot determine the
355 current working directory.
356 - Avoid crashes or data corruption in out-of-memory conditions, replacing
357 strdup by critstrdup.
358 - Use $(SHELL) to run ./update.sh when "make update" is typed.
360 ### CHANGES
361 - fetchnews now supports a new -q option that suppresses the "found no server
362 with posting permission" warning, to avoid the "cron sends lots of mail"
363 bug. Reported by Joey Hess of Debian.
364 - fetchnews now supports a server-specific "noxover" option to force the
365 use of XHDR when a server does not work with XOVER.
366 - fetchnews will now try to match the "maxcrosspost" parameter against the
367 Xref: overview information that, albeit optional, is returned by most
368 servers in response to the XOVER command. This can avoid the download of
369 some, but not all, excessively crossposted articles.
370 - The news administrator address, as shown in the placeholder article, is now
371 configurable via the new "newsadmin" option. It used to be hardcoded to
372 "news@HOSTNAME", where HOSTNAME was replaced by leafnode's hostname.
373 - Rebuilt with automake 1.8.
375 ### DOCUMENTATION
376 - The "port" option description in config.example and leafnode.8 has been
377 revised to make clear that it only applies to fetchnews, not the listening
381 * 1.9.46, 2003-11-06
383 ### BUGFIXES
384 - fix fetchnews -n regression, broken since 1.9.44.rc1. (-n was ignored)
385 - match (and properly translate) section headers in German manual pages.
387 ### CHANGES
388 - report when active must be refetched and why.
390 ### WORKAROUNDS
391 - ntl changed the banner of their still-broken NNTP software. Apply STAT
392 workaround also to the new banner. Reported by Grahame Cooper.
395 * 1.9.45, 2003-10-30
397 ### BUGFIXES
398 - A fetchnews out-of-synch conditions was fixed, reported by Jan Knutar:
399 fetchnews cannot handle bogus group names that start with a dot.
400 - Fetchnews ignores newsgroups that have NULL components (start or end in a
401 dot or have ..), since such newsgroups cannot be handled by leafnode. Such
402 newsgroups do not exist on well-maintained servers or in well-administered
403 hierarchies. Reported by Jan Knutar.
406 * 1.9.44, 2003-10-22
408 ### BUGFIXES
409 - A texpire SIGSEGV was fixed, it struck when expiring articles from groups
410 that were no longer in interesting.groups. (Reported by Iain D. Broadfoot.)
411 - Interesting.groups expiry was bugfixed and streamlined, it now happens
412 before contacting the first server. (Reported by Nikita V. Youshchenko).
413 - Debugmode is now documented in config.example.
414 - Debugmode has been cleaned up in fetchnews. It is now possible to log
415 XOVER replies with debugmode=3.
416 - One meaningless system error that was included on "illegal article:" log
417 lines was removed from the line. (Reported by Nikita V. Youshchenko.)
418 - Fetchnews no longer moves articles into failed.posting if the upstream
419 server refuses the POST command (before seeing the article).
420 - The XOVER updater no longer aborts when encountering a group when there is
421 a sub-group with an all-numeric name. (This only happens in badly
422 administered newsgroup hierarchies.) Reported by Dâniel Fraga.
423 - The RPM is now more careful when handling /etc/xinetd.d/leafnode and
424 /etc/cron.daily.leafnode, both are marked %config(noreplace) now. Reported
425 by William Hooper.
427 ### PORTABILITY
428 - __attribute__ is only used with __GNUC__ (gcc), to avoid compiler trouble.
430 ### CHANGES
431 - Fetchnews now accepts any 2XX reply to NEWGROUPS, to work around a problem
432 with an MC-link news server. (Reported by Paolo Amoroso.)
433 - Texpire, when in verbose mode, will now print "Expiring message.id..."
434 before doing just that.
435 - The RPM installation was revised (the German manual pages are now in
436 %_mandir/de/, cruft from doc_german was dropped, xinetd example is
438 - Leafnode excludes glibc-2.3 special ctype.h stuff to let binary compiles
439 work on glibc-2.2.
440 - Fetchnews has MUCH improved posting behaviour and is more verbose in case of
442 - Fetchnews speed-up in XOVER mode: avoid stat() if the article is ignored for
443 size or age. Reduces local I/O, particularly with -x, when recovering from
444 crashes or after adding new servers.
445 - function inlining is now checked for in ./configure, attributes.h is gone.
447 ### DOCUMENTATION
448 - There is now a new documentation file, ADD-ONS, that currently lists leafwa
449 and Nikita V. Youshchenko's "mlgroups" patch.
450 - A German manual page for leafnode-version(1) has been added.
453 * 1.9.43, 2003-09-04
455 ### INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE
456 - In the traditional spool, newsgroups with all-numeric components show up
457 with a - (minus, hyphen) prefixed to the number, the newsgroup example.1234
458 will be stored as /var/spool/news/example/-1234.
460 It is believed this change does not cause troubles because news systems that
461 offered the traditional spool have been incapable of providing news access,
462 and because the count of news groups with such names is way below 0.1% on
463 the news servers I have access to. The gain in functionality justifies the
466 NOTE: this only affects newsreaders that directly access the spool.
467 NNTP-based newsreaders will see no difference.
469 ### BUGFIXES
470 - Fix leafnode.8 manual pages (EN and DE languages) to explain 0 and negative
471 values for expire/groupexpire.
472 - Avoid premature abort (that causes .overview and groupinfo files to become
473 stale) when the stdout becomes disconnected. Reported by Sytse van Slooten.
474 - Make sure that texpire fixes the groupinfo lines of groups in "archive mode"
475 (groupexpire -1). Reported by Sytse van Slooten.
476 - Repair groupexpire 0 (= use global default, rather than expire immediately).
477 Broken since 1.9.23.
478 - Make sure that fetchnews complains when a timeout happens while reading
479 newsgroups lists ("active file") or newsgroup descriptions. Found after a
480 related report from Tim Daneliuk.
481 - Use different fix for newsgroup names with all-numeric components that does
482 not require two stat() calls in XOVER handling. Tracked down and reported by
483 Rein Klazes.
484 - Remove bogus error messages "article * is below/above the *-water mark" that
485 occur when reading a group that fetchnews is fetching into. Reported by Rein
487 - Make sure XOVER related error messages don't show up in the NNTP client.
489 ### CHANGES
490 - fetchnews puts stdout into line buffered, or -- failing that -- unbuffered
491 mode (Patch by Mark Brown, Debian maintainer).
492 - leafnode processes warn (syslog and stderr) when a groupexpire is set to 0
493 (which means "use the default", which some users may not be aware of).
495 ### DOCUMENTATION
496 - Added FAQ item on running leafnode as nntps server.
497 - Mention SuSEconfig difficulties with /etc/hosts in README-FQDN*
498 - Clarify item #13 in INSTALL.
501 * 1.9.42, 2003-06-27
503 ### SECURITY RELEVANT BUGFIXES
504 - Fix hang when trying to download an article that lacked mandatory headers.
505 (Very old bug, recently found by Joshua Crawford) CVE Name: CVE-2003-0744
506 NOTE: this assertion that the bug is security relevant (denial of service)
507 has been made after 1.9.42 release.
509 ### BUGFIXES
510 - Check lastreply() against NULL, in an effort to fix obscure sporadic and
511 non-reproducable crashes on OpenBSD sparc64. (Reported by Bruno Rohee)
512 - Fix bogus "Cannot open .../interesting.group/group.name for reading" when a
513 group subscription has expired. (Reported by Andreas Muck)
515 ### CHANGES
516 - The ChangeLog file has been split, older parts (leafnode 1.9.31.rel and
517 before) have moved to the "new" ChangeLog.old file.
520 * 1.9.41, 2003-05-22
522 ### BUGFIXES
523 - Fix the "leafnode keeps fetching a group I've unsubscribed from long ago"
524 bug that haunted leafnode since 1.9.18 at the latest and that was more
525 prominent with the delaybody migration fixes of 1.9.33. Reported by Andreas
526 Muck and Gerry Doris.
527 - "make clean" no longer erases t.pcre_extract
529 ### CHANGES
530 - Add an EXPERIMENTAL feature, delaybody_in_situ. This may work around
531 problems with particular newsreaders in delaybody mode. Do not rely on this
532 feature for now, and do send feedback if you use it, regardless of whether
533 it works or not. Defaults to off (compatible with previous versions). If you
534 don't know what it is about, leave it off.
535 - Some messages in fetchnews have been reworded to make them clearer and more
538 ### PORTABIILTY
539 - Find tcpd on OpenBSD at build time. Patch by Bruno Rohee.
542 * 1.9.40, 2003-05-08
544 ### BUGFIX
545 - Leafnode no longer aborts when using the replacement snprintf function
546 (FreeBSD) and is about to display a pseudo article.
549 * 1.9.39, 2003-05-04
551 ### CRITICAL BUGFIX (DATA LOSS IN LEAFNODE-TO-LEAFNODE CONVERSATION)
552 - Leafnode returned bogus "OK" replies to "STAT <firstname.lastname@example.org>" requests when
553 the currently selected group was a pseudogroup.
554 This caused data loss when two leafnode versions are cascaded, because the
555 downstream thinks the upstream already has the article and discards it.
556 Reported to Debian by Kyler Laird, forwarded by Mark Brown.
559 * 1.9.38, 2003-04-23
561 ### BUGFIX
562 - The replacement snprintf trampled hash marks over digits in the output when
563 the output length matched the minimum field width or exceeded it, in
564 violation of Single Unix Specification. Fixed now. (Corresponding
565 conformance testing code has been added to "make check".)
567 ### CHANGES
568 - The RPM spec file checks if pcre.h is in /usr/include/pcre or /usr/include.
569 This hopefully addresses RedHat 9 RPM build failures. (The leafnode RPM
570 should rely on the pcre RPM rather than including its own copy of PCRE
571 files, to avoid conflicts.) This is untested because the snprintf bugfix
572 above is critical and does not allow for further delay for testing.
573 - The NewsCache compatibility code was changed to allow the DATE command
574 for NewsCache 0.99.22* and 0.99.2? as well as 1.1.12 and newer.
577 * 1.9.37, 2003-04-19
579 ### BUGFIX
580 - Fetchnews properly tracks when reading the active file from a server fails
581 and retries and the next run.
582 - The replacement snprintf has received numerous bugfixes.
583 - Leafnode now checks if the system's snprintf function really works at build
584 time and substitutes its own snprintf.c if the system's snprintf function is
585 broken (or missing).
586 - Don't use format modifiers that are unsupported by the shipped snprintf.c.
587 - Build fixes on platforms that need special LDFLAGS (sparc64 for
588 example), particularly when no system PCRE library is available.
590 ### PORTABILITY
591 - Better portability to systems that do not provide DIR and struct in the
592 <dirent.h> header file.
594 ### WORKAROUND
595 - Fetchnews no longer checks the DATE at upstream "NewsCache" servers other
596 than version 0.99.22p1, they return local time rather than GMT.
598 ### INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES
599 - Leafnode programs now REQUIRE that they can read the spooldir (and not only
600 execute it). As the spooldir has always been readable, the impact of this
601 change is negligible.
602 - The default lockfile location has changed to $spooldir/leaf.node/lock.file.
603 This is meant to prevent packaging errors, as the lock file must be in a
604 directory writable by the "news" user. --with-lockfile can be used to
605 configure the former lock file location which used to be
607 - Leafnode programs now enforce a umask of 02, just to be sure. Should have no
608 visible impact.
610 ### CHANGES
611 - There is now a "post_anygroup" option to skip the "is the group I post into
612 on this server" check. Useful on servers that let you post but not read.
613 - Fetchnews now prints an error message when saving the current working
614 directory fails when it tries to post articles.
615 - Fetchnews now prints the reply from the upstream server when reading the
616 newsgroup list (all or new) fails.
617 - The internal directory creation code has been revised.
618 - Debugging code (assertions) has been removed from the build.
621 * 1.9.36, 2003-02-25
623 ### BUGFIX
624 - Fetchnews properly ignores the body of an article when it has killed an
625 article after sending the "ARTICLE" command rather than "HEAD". Regression
626 in leafnode-1.9.33, found by Oliver Schwabedissen.
628 ### DOCUMENTATION
629 - Minor fix to texpire(8) (English version) by Bruno Rohee.
632 * 1.9.35, 2003-02-21
634 ### BUGFIX
635 - Leafnode no longer aborts if an article with Message-ID header is posted.
636 This fixes a regression introduced in leafnode-1.9.34.
639 * 1.9.34, 2003-02-19
641 ### BUGFIXES
642 - Don't pass time_t to %ld formatting. (reported by Christian Weisgerber)
643 - Check time difference for overflow when using DATE.
644 - Change to spooldir at start-up, to avoid barfing when leafnode is started
645 from a working directory that the "news" user has no access to, to address
646 fetchnews -P issues when started from cron.
648 ### DOCUMENTATION
649 - Minor changes to manual pages and README.
652 * 1.9.33, 2003-02-03
654 ### BUGFIXES
655 - Fix client hang when an article had suffered corruption and its Message-ID
656 could not be retrieved. Also consider the article broken and unlink it.
657 - Compatibility: leafnode 1.9.23 to 1.9.32 have used the u+x flag in out.going
658 to mark an article "complete". This was incompatible with versions 1.9.22
659 and before. It has been changed to u+r, which improves compatibility, posts
660 are no longer stuck in out.going, and even older versions won't read
661 incomplete posts.
662 - Switching delaybody off no longer makes bodies of article headers retrieved
663 before the switch inaccessible. (affects leafnode, fetchnews)
664 - Pseudo article display was fixed for newsgroups that were once there but
665 that have expired without their article pointers reset in the groupinfo file.
666 - Fix local article number extraction again, along the lines suggested by
667 Fumiaki Miura. This bug marked the wrong article for download if a header
668 of the structure "Xref: my.ser.ver abcabc:20 abc:10" was in the article.
669 - Ralf Wildenhues fixed two subtle bugs in signal handling again, making sure
670 we don't warp backwards in the program flow when ^C is pressed twice.
671 - The nodesc flag was not in effect for fetchnews -f or after adding a new
672 server, making fetchnews redownload the FULL active file over and over again.
673 - Downloaded articles don't show up in out.going in multi-server setups any
674 more, they did when articles to post were in out.going because fetchnews
675 messed up its directories.
677 ### CHANGES: documentation
678 - Options added since 1.9.20 now appear with the leafnode version when the
679 option was introduced in the manual pages.
681 ### CHANGES: fetchnews
682 - Leafnode will now use the "ARTICLE" command to download articles if no
683 filterfile is defined or if the new "article_despite_filter" option is set
684 and "delaybody" is off. This speeds up article download, particularly on
685 high-latency links such as interleaved DSL or satellite links.
686 - There is a new global option, "article_despite_filter", defaults to 0 for
688 - There is a new per-server option, "noread", which defaults to 0 and is
689 therefore compatible with previous releases of leafnode.
690 If set, the server is not queried for active files or articles (but
691 skipped), but posting to this server is still tried. Useful to complement
692 "nopost". Courtesy of Dmitry Samersoff <email@example.com>.
693 - Fetchnews compares the local clock to that of the upstream server it's
694 talking to if the upstream supports the "DATE" command, and warns if both
695 clocks are more than 10 minutes apart (but the program will continue for
698 ### CHANGES: leafnode
699 - The DATE command is now supported.
702 * 1.9.32, 2003-01-08
704 ### BUGFIXES
705 - Fix packaging error: leafnode.cron.daily wasn't regenerated properly.
706 - Detect maxage overflow when reading the configuration and clamp to
707 the maximum allowed value.
708 - Solaris portability fixes, Solaris cannot remove a directory (not even by
709 name) when it's the current working directory. Linux or BSD are fine.
710 Include sys/time.h and time.h before netinet/in.h.
711 - Detect and log errors when removing empty directories in texpire or when
712 reading overview data.
714 ### CHANGES
715 - fetchnews logs the child process ID
717 * 1.9.31, 2002-12-29
719 ### BUGFIXES
720 - On non-BSD systems, only the first timeout was ever detected. Found and
721 fixed by Richard van der Hoff.
722 - General signal handling fixes.
723 - Fix build when no system PCRE lib is available. Fix detection of
724 -lpcre outside the system library path.
725 - When fetchnews is restarted after a crash that prevented updating the active
726 file, only print one "..as 12345 in de.test" line per group when storing the
728 - Only fork() in fetchnews if fork() really works. Some systems (AmigaOS) only
729 support vfork(), which is not sufficient.
732 * 1.9.30, 2002-12-04
734 ### SECURITY BUGFIXES
735 - Fix subtle and rare unterminated loop (100% CPU hang) bug in doarticle(). It
736 can only strike when an ARTICLE, HEAD, STAT or BODY command in Message-ID
737 syntax accesses a crossposted article AFTER a GROUP command and if the group
738 name given there is part of another group's name that the article was
739 crossposted to. Credits to Jan Knutar for a detailed bug report.
740 CVE Name: CVE-2002-1661
742 ### BUGFIXES
743 - Only consider groups (after LIST or NEWGROUPS) that match the
744 only_groups_pcre, if one is configured. This avoids offering groups that are
745 never fetched.
746 - Detect and report write errors when writing the new active ("groupinfo")
748 - Whitelist STAT command for NewsCache versions 0.99.18, 0.99.19, 0.99.2?.,
750 - RPMs built from the included .spec file now install a "config" and "filters"
751 file, both are marked "noreplace". This should prevent these files from
752 being lost when a SuSE RPM is replaced by one built from this file.
753 - Leafnode will delete duplicate newsgroups from its active file. This process
754 is case-blind. Some badly maintained upstream servers have the same
755 newsgroup more than once, but only differing in capitalization. Leafnode
756 will prefer the group with LESS upper-case characters.
757 - Fix maxage = 0 regression of leafnode 1.9.21. maxage = 0 seems not to be in
758 wide use...
760 ### WORKAROUNDS
761 - Blacklist STAT for servers that contain "NNTP news cache" in their
762 greetings, reported to be necessary for NTL (UK) by Robert Marshall.
764 ### CHANGES
765 - Leafnode now ships with a leafnode.cron.daily file. See INSTALL.
766 - Leafnode now ships with a filters.example file that was taken from the SuSE
767 7.3 RPM.
769 ### DOCUMENTATION
770 - The newsq manual page was reworked and is more comprehensive now.
771 - README-FQDN was corrected in respect to the dfncis.de host name.
772 - FAQ has information on the Red Hat inetd vs. xinetd issue.
775 * 1.9.29, 2002-10-23
777 ### BUGFIXES
779 - Fix fetchnews SIGSEGV that happens when new groups are added. Thanks
780 to Ken Shan for tracking the bug and sending a patch.
781 - Work with multiple upstreams that have the same server name, but
782 different ports.
785 * 1.9.28, 2002-10-21
787 ### BUGFIXES
789 - MacOS X 10.1 build has been fixed now (works on sourceforge Compile
790 Farm at least). The fixes of 1.9.25 did not work.
792 ### CHANGES
794 - There is now a leafnode-version program that just prints the version.
795 - Configuration file errors are now printed with the line number.
796 - New server-specific option: only_groups_pcre, to restrict the groups
797 that are fetched from or posted to a specific server.
798 - The build environment has been rebuilt with automake 1.7.1 and
799 autoconf 2.54.
802 * 1.9.27, 2002-09-24
804 ### BUGFIXES
806 - Leafnode no longer goes into an infinite loop if your interface list
807 as returned by ioctl(...SIOCGIFCONF...) is longer than 2047 bytes.
808 This was a show-stopper bug without workaround (except unconfiguring
809 interfaces or disabling IPv6, which is usually not an option).
811 The bug was less likely to strike on home computers (except routers),
812 as these tend to have less interfaces. More likely to strike bigger
813 IPv6-enabled BSD servers.
815 - Type issues on 64-bit machines (time_t is int) have been fixed.
817 - RPM build: the spec file has been revamped, the documentation
818 directory now has proper permissions again.
820 - Leafnode builds again on non-IPv6 machines such as Solaris 2.6.
822 ### CHANGES
824 - Robustness: The allowstrangers option is now "stronger", enabling it
825 defeats the "is the client on a local IP" check altogether -- to allow
826 for workarounds should further bugs in this check strike us.
828 - Documentation: The FAQ has been converted to DocBook XML and updated,
829 and the TROUBLESHOOTING document that carried only two items has been
830 merged into the FAQ. It comes now as plain text, HTML and PDF. The
831 CREDITS file has been updated.
834 * 1.9.26, 2002-09-20
836 ### GENERAL
838 - Add missing documentation LIESMICH-daemontools
840 ### BUGFIXES
842 - Fix paths in UNINSTALL-daemontools
843 - fetchnews will no longer try to fork in -P (postonly) mode. (The bogus
844 error messages around this were reported by Jan Knutar.)
845 - fetchnews synchronizes child and parent when handing over the lock
846 file, to prevent bogus error messages.
847 - texpire will now skip over lost+found in the top directory and log
848 chdir/opendir errors. (Bug reported by William Grinolds.)
849 /var/spool/news must still be one file system and cannot be a Coda
850 file system.
852 ### CHANGES
854 - newsq now prints a start banner and an explicit "the queue is empty"
855 if it is
858 * 1.9.25, 2002-08-30
860 ### DEDICATION
862 - Although only a symbolic measure and no consolation to any victim,
863 this version is dedicated to all the people in the flooded areas of
864 Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Austria, the Czech republic
865 and Germany, where many cities have been drowned by the Moldau,
866 Danube, Elbe and other rivers rivers that have turned into torrential
867 currents by severe rainfall; whole cities in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and
868 Brandenburg and the Northwestern Czech republic had to be abandoned
869 temporarily. The material damage is immeasurable, and the personal
870 damage considerable.
872 Protection of the environment is important and everybody's task.
874 ### INCOMPATIBLE
876 - Leafnode's LIST EXTENSIONS reply no longer starts with leading
877 whitespace. The current NNTP draft no longer wants whitespace there.
878 - Leafnode's [X]HDR <header> <message-id> commands now return
879 the message-ID in front of the header, which is in conformance with
880 RFC-2980 but contradicts draft-ietf-nntpext-base-15.txt which has
881 expired on 2002-07-15 (which requires the article number to be
882 printed, which is not available before GROUP or which is not in unison
883 when the article is crossposted).
885 ### GENERAL
887 - Fix "configured hostname not accepted" issue: Leafnode now reads the
888 configuration file before validating the hostname or creating the lock
889 file, so the hostname configuration option becomes actually effective.
890 - The lsort program is no longer installed. When updating from a
891 previous version, then please remove it (the default location is
892 /usr/local/sbin) -- it is only used (with explicit path) when you type
893 "make update" and is not needed later.
894 - Documentation updates, including tcpserver/daemontools instructions.
895 - Build files have been regenerated with automake 1.6.2 (autoconf 2.53)
896 - A tighter integration of the included PCRE directory into the build
898 - German documentation is back.
899 - Fix some PCRE compile issues.
900 - The paths of the FILES sections of the manpages should now be correct.
901 - The FAQ file now ships.
902 - MacOS X 10.1/Darwin build fixes for -twolevel_namespace issue. We pass
903 -flat_namespace to the linker.
904 - Easier first-time installation: A script to aid setting up leafnode
905 when daemontools and tcpserver is present.
907 ### nntpd
909 - Fix reading interface information on systems that have sa_len in
910 struct sockaddr, such as FreeBSD. Leafnode would erroneously refuse
911 connections from IPv4 clients on these machines when IPv6 interfaces
912 were configured.
913 - New allow_8bit_headers configuration option (default off) to accept
914 unencoded 8-bit data (seems to be common in dk.* and no.* hierarchies)
915 - Fix lots of minor bugs that splint turned up.
916 - Fix some minor XHDR issues.
917 - Fix LIST ACTIVE.TIMES (did not work at all and returned bogus data).
918 - Add HDR support (same as XHDR, basically).
919 - Redo the HELP output.
920 - List HDR in LIST EXTENSIONS reply.
921 - Fix crash when the client terminates the connection right after a POST
922 command. Not exploitable, reported and fixed by Fabrizio Tironi.
924 ### fetchnews
926 - when updating the active file fails, set a flag to try downloading the
927 whole active file again on the next run and keep the old active data
928 to avoid losing group lo/hi marks.
929 - new server-specific option "noactive = 1" to defeat downloading the
930 full active file (newsgroups list) from this server. Courtesy of Mark
931 Brown of Debian.
934 * 1.9.24, 2002-07-10
936 ### INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES:
937 - See all "incompatible changes" sections below.
939 ### GENERAL
941 - there will be no more prereleases or release candidates. people don't
942 test them.
944 ### nntpd
946 - no longer crashes and disconnects when a client (slrn) sends "XOVER" before
947 "GROUP". Makes leafnode compatible again with slrn.
948 - address resolver fixed when IPv6 enabled
949 - fix ARTICLE/STAT/HEAD/BODY commands with implicit number ("current
950 article pointer"
953 * 1.9.23, 2002-07-08
955 ### INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES:
957 - If you update to 1.9.23 and have articles in your out.going queue, fetchnews
958 will no longer post these. To fix, do: chmod u+x /var/spool/news/out.going/*
959 NOTE: 1.9.33 no longer needs this, it uses the u+r flag instead, but you
960 should never need to set the flag manually.
962 - Access from outside the local networks (as figured from IP and netmasks of the
963 local interfaces) is now denied by default. To restore the old behaviour,
964 check README and config.example for a new option "allowstrangers" and how to
965 enable it. Read config.example closely! Using this is deliberately difficult.
967 - When a client posts, syntax and semantics of the Message-ID header are
968 checked. These tests are essential to avoid Message-ID collisions. You can
969 still switch off Message-ID generation in your news reader and let leafnode
970 generate a Message-ID.
972 - Spooldir may only contain characters from the POSIX portable path name
973 character set. These are: the small and capital latin letters a through z, the
974 ten digits 0 through 9 and the individual characters ".", "-", "_", "/".
976 ### KNOWN BUGS
978 - Leafnode does not handle embedded NUL characters in news correctly.
980 ### GENERAL
982 - The README now contains a new section "DEBUGGING".
983 - The INSTALL file now has an xinetd config example.
984 - The FQDN "linux.local" is now also rejected.
985 - Fetchnews will no longer try to post articles that nntpd is still receiving.
986 - Bugfixes, compile warnings fixed, memory leaks fixes, possible crashes fixed.
987 - Treating folded headers has improved.
989 - NEWGROUPS now really works, even across fetchnews -f. fetchnews -f is
990 now less harmful to the group low/high marks.
992 - There is now documentation on the fully-qualified domain name issue, in text,
993 pod and HTML format. See the README.FQDN* files.
995 - There is a new configuration option: "nopost" (server-specific). Set
996 "nopost=1" just below the server line to avoid posting to the server in
999 - Article number treatment has improved. This should fix "pseudo article not
1000 displayed" issues for good.
1002 - Most leafnode programs no longer see incomplete lines. Incomplete lines are
1003 lines without trailing LF character.
1005 - When a leafnode program recreates a directory in the spool dir, the owner is
1006 now properly set to "news".
1008 ### fetchnews
1010 - Fetchnews now filters on original header lines, rather than regenerated lines.
1012 - Will exit with code 2 when it could not connect to at least one upstream
1015 ### nntpd
1017 - The client timeout is now configurable through "timeout_client",
1018 patch courtesy of Jonathan Larmour.
1020 - No longer confuse clients with "400 Service discontinued" messages on timeout.
1022 - No longer resolve the local listening address to a name and use that
1023 as fqdn (broke Message-ID generation). Reported by Andreas Muck.
1025 - Posts with 8-bit or control data in headers or malformatted
1026 headers are now rejected. These articles are malformatted. (illegal!)
1027 Only broken newsreaders generate such headers.
1029 - Better logging when groups are subscribed to; set debugmode = 1 in
1030 your config file to enable, and look for "markinterest:" in the log.
1032 - POST now suggests a Message-ID.
1034 ### texpire
1036 - Expire groups that are not in the group.info. (This will happen when news
1037 groups are removed upstream and the active file is re-fetched.)
1039 - Set groupexpire for a particular group to -1 to let texpire ignore it. Think
1040 of this as an archive function. Patch courtesy of Andreas Meininger.
1043 * 1.9.22, 2002-04-19
1045 - Fix the hostname qualification logic.
1046 - No longer use fnmatch(), but use wildmat() instead. That's well-tried
1047 in leafnode 2.0b.
1050 - Fix the broken NewsCache workaround.
1053 * 1.9.21, 2002-04-08
1054 INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES:
1055 - leafnode never fetches articles that would be expired right away as
1056 per the current expire/groupexpire settings. Add "clamp_maxage = 0" to
1057 your configuration to restore the old behaviour.
1060 - no longer segfaults when the groupinfo file is empty (when the
1061 upstream servers are all unreachable).
1062 - gets time zone offset against GMT right.
1063 - overview handling now detects when articles are removed from the
1064 "middle" of a group (i. e. which are not low or high water mark)
1067 - no longer trashes the article high water mark.
1070 - leafnode never fetches articles that would be expired right away as
1071 per the current expire/groupexpire settings.
1072 - can recover state information from a SERVERINFO~ file left behind by a
1073 previous incomplete fetchnews run.
1076 * 1.9.20, 2002-03-25
1077 INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES:
1078 - leafnode REQUIRES a valid fully qualified domain name now,
1079 localhost.localdomain is invalid! Fix your /etc/hosts if leafnode
1080 programs refuse to run.
1081 - running leafnode without access control (such as tcpd from Wietse
1082 Venema's tcp_wrappers package or xinetd/tcpserver's native access
1083 control) is officially deprecated.
1084 - leafnode no longer tries to post the article to all your servers, but
1085 only to one, to prevent moderators from getting posts to moderated
1086 groups more than once. Move your most reliable news servers first in
1087 the configuration file.
1090 - new locking scheme, prevents groupinfo corruption, the old locking
1091 scheme was totally ineffective
1092 - manual pages now contain proper paths to programs or files
1093 - pattern matching has been fixed
1094 - no more timezone messups in logs or generated Date: headers (backport
1095 from 2.0beta)
1096 - memory and file descriptor leaks have been fixed
1097 - some more parts of NNTP chatter are subject to timeout handling
1098 - the included PCRE package was updated to v3.5 (but better, get PCRE
1099 3.9 or newer and install that prior to configuring and installing
1101 - maintainer builds now need ./configure --enable-maintainer-mode.
1102 Results in faster compilation for end users.
1105 - can now safely post to NewsCache servers, 1.9.19 and older would
1106 discard all upstream posts to NewsCache servers because NewsCache lies
1107 about the availability of an article in STAT <Message-ID>. We use HEAD
1108 now. (workaround backported from leafnode 2.0beta)
1109 - upstream posts are now deleted as soon as they have successfully been
1111 - fetchnews -P no longer segfaults
1112 - SIGPIPE now updates groupinfo and overview information, it would kill
1113 fetchnews before.
1114 - log port number in "connected to" log message
1115 - Mark Brown's workaround to "no groups available" problem with
1116 authentication failures, but after authentication failures and fixing
1117 username/password in the configuration file, run fetchnews -f once
1119 leafnode (nntpd):
1120 - buffer underrun fixed when the command consisted only of whitespace.
1121 Bug fix by Ralf Wildenhues.
1122 - log our and the peer's address (to hint someone he should really use
1123 tcpd or something similar, and to overcome "I did not order this news
1124 group" reports)
1125 - now mark the correct article for download in delaybody mode if the
1126 news reader sends BODY or ARTICLE <message-id>. (only affects
1127 crossposted articles).
1128 - XOVER 1- now works on pseudogroups
1129 - XOVER -n is now supported (came for free with the previous fix ;)
1130 - STAT/HEAD/BODY/ARTICLE with "current article pointer" now work for
1131 pseudo groups
1132 - exits with 503 error message to the client if the own hostname is not
1133 configured properly
1136 - add a new -f option to show the failed.postings queue.
1139 - the man page has been finally fixed to document that we expire
1140 individual articles, not threads.
1142 Changes which are more technical and less visible:
1143 - article numbers are now unsigned long almost everywhere
1144 - out-of-memory conditions detected properly
1145 - non-exploitable buffer overruns fixed
1146 - line reading function is rock solid now, no more getaline
1148 - mkstemp is now robust against broken implementations that
1149 do not look at the umask
1150 - some tuning took place, some fprintf have been replaced by fputs
1151 - mkstemp function updated from leafnode 2.0beta
1154 * 1.9.19 and prior: see ChangeLog.old. A separate NEWS file was not kept.