OT: Very Strange Knode Issue

David Cary Hart Fedora at TQMcube.com
Thu Dec 22 13:27:26 UTC 2005

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 21:09:47 -0500
Tony Nelson <tonynelson at georgeanelson.com> opined:
> At 12:32 PM -0500 12/21/05, David Cary Hart wrote:
> >On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 12:24:02 -0500
> >Tony Nelson <tonynelson at georgeanelson.com> opined:
> >> At 9:43 PM -0500 12/20/05, David Cary Hart wrote:
> >> >This is really weird. Anyway, the long and short of it is, if I post to
> >> >Usenet with Knode it seems to show up on at least some servers but NEVER
> >> >makes it to Google Groups.
> >> >
> >> >If I make the same post using Sylpheed - with the same settings, it
> >> >shows up. I have tried it direct-to-ISP and with Leafnode. The results are
> >> >the same either way. I have duplicated this now more than ten times.
> >> >
> >> >Ergo, apparently there is something that Knode is doing to Usenet posts
> >>that
> >> >Google doesn't like.
> >> >
> >> >If there's another Usenet junkie out there, could you see if you can
> >> >duplicate this issue before I file a bug report that seems this
> >> >implausible and makes me look even more like a cashew?
> >>
> >> The obvious thing is to look at the headers, espeically for x-no-archive
> >
> >Nope. It's unfortunate that so many people use Google for Usenet. I switched
> >everything over to Sylpheed-Claws which is a fairly decent news client.
> "Nope" what?  You won't look at the headers?  Your unarchived posts on
> Google don't have x-no-archive set?  Something else?

Hmmm. My reply was not very informative. No, there is nothing unique in the
headers regarding Google. I doing some further experiments with client vs.
server message ID (which might be the problem).
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