Ed Avis | 24 Jun 08:49 2014

Funky escaping of at character in subject in web interface

Please see <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.perl.perl5.porters/139389>

The subject of the thread contains an 'at' character.  When hitting followup
this gets oddly escaped into lt; at gt;.

Ideally the at character should be left alone, but if it is escaped, that
needs to be done just once and not double-escaped so that the HTML entity
names end up in the subject.


Ed Avis <eda <at> waniasset.com>
Matthew Woehlke | 23 Jun 18:41 2014

tripoint.kitware.com blocked from gmane

It seems one of my coworkers tripped gmane's automatic blocking
mechanism (downloading from LKML no less, which I mention from seeing
the recent thread that apparently that group has seriously high
traffic). I've talked to him about it and sent mail to Lars last Monday,
but haven't heard back; trying gmane.discuss also in case that gets
better readership.

Can someone (Lars?) please unblock us (tripoint.kitware.com or or I'd really like my gmane back!



lorenz | 12 Jun 09:32 2014

Seems I fell into the excessive downloader trap

Hi all,

yesterday I set up gmane.comp.cad.kicad.user in my newsreader.

After downloading the available messages (around 17300), successive attemps 
to get new headers fail with "480 Read access denied".

And looking at http://gmane.org/denied.php, there actually my ip 
( is listed as block as of yesterday (20140611).

Can someone please unblock this ip?

Any advice for the future, how to handle subscribing to a high volumn 
newsgroup without being block?


Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 9 Jun 12:46 2014

Re: Splitting nntp?

asjo <at> koldfront.dk (Adam Sj√łgren) writes:

>> The .discuss approach is cleaner because you're not mixing read-only and
>> read-write content in the same group.
> Instead you are doubling the number of groups, and the net result is a
> mix anyway, because you would crosspost the .discuss articles into the
> original group, or?

I was leaning towards doing a split because it would give people a
choice between reading content-only groups and content-with-comments
groups.  Some blogs have low-quality comments, and others have very
high-quality comments...


(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 9 Jun 12:43 2014

Re: Is the blocking of excessive downloaders working?

Steinar Bang <sb <at> dod.no> writes:

> Not this particular one... this one is one he has abandoned... even the
> web pages are gone (or at least the links to them are.

Hey, I never abandon any projects...  I'll get to it...  one of these



(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no
Chris Hills | 5 Jun 19:15 2014

Listing groups with created date


I am happy with my newsreader for the most part, but one thing it is not
good at is showing me new groups. Is there a list anywhere of all the
groups on gmane with a column for created date? The only alternative I
can see is to go through every group and fetch the first message header
from each.


Olly Betts | 31 May 12:19 2014

Re: Search down

On 2014-05-23, Olly Betts <olly <at> survex.com> wrote:
> Currently the search is down (returns "403 Forbidden") - looking on the
> server it seems the NFS mounted /home from ger has gone stale (but the
> other mounts from ger are fine).

Looks like Lars rebooted the server (thanks Lars), so the search UI is
working again.  I've set the indexing spooler going again, so it
should be caught up early Morning Norway time tomorrow.

Jeff King | 29 May 20:50 2014

web interface missing some posts?

The gmane.comp.version-control.git group is exhibiting some weird
behavior. According to the web interface, there were no messages posted
on the 21st-23 of this month (and only two on the 20th). Yet there were
many messages posted to the list then, and connecting to the NNTP
interface shows that gmane did receive these messages.

Here's an example.

The message with id <20140521102524.GA30301 <at> sigill.intra.peff.net>,
posted May 21, can be accessed via NNTP at news.gmane.org. The permalink
found in the header lets me access it from the web:


But searching for it by message-id at:

  http://mid.gmane.org/20140521102524.GA30301 <at> sigill.intra.peff.net

does not turn up a hit. Nor can I find it in the web interface at:




Both of those interfaces show no messages at all for a few days (the
20th-24th), contrary to what is available by NNTP.

(Continue reading)

Joseph Mingrone | 28 May 20:30 2014

Re: Search down

Olly Betts <olly <at> survex.com> writes:
> Currently the search is down (returns "403 Forbidden").

I'm seeing

Contacting host: search.gmane.org:80
nnheader-parse-nov: Invalid search bound (wrong side of point)

when I try to search Gmane groups from within Gnus with

Is this a Gmane issue or did I screw something up on my side?