Steinar Bang | 5 Oct 17:09 2014

plane should stop reporting spam in these groups

The spam reported by plane in these group, isn't spam:

(and if there should happen to be one real report in all of the noise it
won't bee seen by me...)
積丹尼 Dan Jacobson | 3 Oct 05:49 2014 glues next paragraph onto each message without even a whitespace

Each item in a phpBB feed has a "<p>Statistics" (<p>統計).
$ GET | perl -wnle 'print for /<p>統計/g' | wc -l

Alas, rips out the <p> and glues the whole mess to each message,

The whole thing is then truncated, so on shorter messages, we end up
seeing the mess. On longer ones we don't.

for a in \ \ \
do w3m -dump $a
done|perl -pwle 's/統計/  <at>  <at>  <at>  <at>  $&/'

Well at least <p> could become a whitespace, not zapped totally.

Thank goodness it doesn't affect NNTP.
nsz | 28 Sep 12:41 2014

feedback about subscription request

how long am i supposed to wait for feedback after
i submitted a subscription request on


how do i know if my request got dropped or not?
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 25 Sep 15:04 2014

bash sploit

I don't think that anything on Gmane is vulnerable to the bash sploit
(no cgi-bin etc that runs bash), but I've upgraded bash on all the
servers, anyway, since there's a lot of stuff running there.

ger:~# env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello'
bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt
bash: error importing function definition for `x'

(And, too.  It does run cgi-bin, because it runs cgit.)


(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
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Rainer M Krug | 24 Sep 10:09 2014

Enable search in gwene groups on gmane


I am using gnus and thought, as gwene groups are under gmane, that I can
search these as well - but I can't.

Apparently, to enable search of gwene groups, two things need to be

1) Trivial fixes in nnir.el (not my words - but from Ted [1])
2) needs to support search in gwene

My question: could this be implemented in gmane?





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era | 18 Sep 14:41 2014

Incorrect spam classification

I stumbled across a message which had been classified as spam, where
apparently it shouldn't have.

I expect to find more of these as I fool around with the spam stuff.  Please
remind me of the correct procedure for nominating articles for human review
-- I recall there used to be one, but I have been unable to find this stuff
in Google.  Some old articles imply that there used to be (or should be?) an
X-Unspam: header with a link you can visit to report the false positive, but
there isn't one now.


If this were my real .signature, it would suck less.  Well, maybe not.
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 18 Sep 14:21 2014

Disk switcharoo

After procrastinating for half a year, I've decided it's too scary to
just swap out the old SSDs with the new, bigger ones.

So I've bought a new RAID controller and will be inserting that, and all
the SSDs, into a machine that has sufficient disk slots for that, and
copy over the spool.

It'll be more controlled, and downtime should be like half an hour
instead of a day.

The only machine that has sufficient number of slots is  It's currently being used as the MTA and as an
experimental search engine thing, I think.

It currently has the following disks:

/dev/sda7             2.0G  625M  1.3G  33% /tmp
/dev/sda8             7.9G  2.4G  5.1G  33% /var
/dev/sda9              12G  2.9G  8.4G  26% /usr
/dev/sda10             30G  4.1G   25G  15% /opt
/dev/sdb1             1.4T  747G  560G  58% /mirror
/dev/sdc1             1.4T  269G  1.1T  21% /index
/dev/sdd1             1.4T  1.1T  276G  79% /ispool

So four slots taken, and the mirror disks are too small.  So I'm going
to rip out those three 1.5TB disks and put in the five 1TB SSDs, and
also two new 4TB disks that can be used for search indexing and stuff.

(The machine has room for 8 disks.)

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rh_ | 17 Sep 04:33 2014

Does a SPAM report initiate a cancel <message-id>?

Looking though this list I thought the mechanism was to initiate a
cancel <message-id> when a spam report is made via the web interface.

Look at comp.editor.joe for example. I've made spam reports for the
spam but the spam remains when using nntp for that group. It's
not a client-side problem as I've cleared my cache.
JLuc | 14 Sep 19:44 2014

Search broken ?

(oups sorry for posting to wrong list)

it looks like the search pages are broken on

it should be on
like for example

maybe something needs to be fixed ?
or is there a workaround ?

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson | 9 Sep 08:57 2014

.../ 404 Not Found

Why is 404 Not Found
if "This feed ( is already
subscribed as ("?
I suppose this also means one can't read it via NNTP either.
Carlos Pita | 5 Sep 15:29 2014

Policy on gwene group renaming/deleting

Hi admins,

I would like to know which is the current policy regarding (well
intentioned) requests to remove/rename dated/wrong groups in gwene. It's
preferable for this policy to be well known, so that me and others won't
pointlessly post here wasting your time and diverting your attention.

Best regards