Sergio Durigan Junior | 9 Jul 16:29 2014
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Re: IP blocked

[Sending the message again as it didn't make to the newsgroup...]

On Tuesday, July 08 2014, Duncan wrote:

> Well, there's groups/lists and there's groups/lists.  Something like
> LKML (the Linux kernel mailing list) can get literally hundreds of
> thousands of posts a day, and some of the perl lists apparently the
> same.  Just trying to download a whole day's worth there could trigger
> blocking.  As a practical matter people have to have pretty good
> filters to do anything at all with groups/lists like that, via gmane or
> not.
>
> But obviously those are extremes.  I'm simply saying "a few groups" 
> doesn't /necessarily/ limit things as much as people might think.

I appreciate your explanation, but I am aware of how many messages a
very active group can have per day ("hundreds of thousands of posts a
day" seems a bit exaggerated to me in the LKML example, but I get your
point).  And that is why I choose to fetch things every 10 minutes: it
seems a good cost/benefit to me.

> Steiner Bang's suggestion that it might have been an initial or "catch-
> up" download that triggered it, is the only other thing I know of.
> That seems to be the most common problem.

Fair enough.  As I said when I replied to his message, I remember doing
this at least once before, without being banned.  But of course I may
have triggered some special rule this time...

> Meanwhile, while it's not the same as news access, when I was banned
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Sergio Durigan Junior | 9 Jul 02:24 2014
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Re: IP blocked

On Tuesday, July 08 2014, Duncan wrote:

> Well, there's groups/lists and there's groups/lists.  Something like
> LKML (the Linux kernel mailing list) can get literally hundreds of
> thousands of posts a day, and some of the perl lists apparently the
> same.  Just trying to download a whole day's worth there could trigger
> blocking.  As a practical matter people have to have pretty good
> filters to do anything at all with groups/lists like that, via gmane or
> not.
>
> But obviously those are extremes.  I'm simply saying "a few groups" 
> doesn't /necessarily/ limit things as much as people might think.

I appreciate your explanation, but I am aware of how many messages a
very active group can have per day ("hundreds of thousands of posts a
day" seems a bit exaggerated to me in the LKML example, but I get your
point).  And that is why I choose to fetch things every 10 minutes: it
seems a good cost/benefit to me.

> Steiner Bang's suggestion that it might have been an initial or "catch-
> up" download that triggered it, is the only other thing I know of.
> That seems to be the most common problem.

Fair enough.  As I said when I replied to his message, I remember doing
this at least once before, without being banned.  But of course I may
have triggered some special rule this time...

> Meanwhile, while it's not the same as news access, when I was banned
> some time ago, I was still able to access the web interface, and kept
> up with my lists including this one, that way.  Doing the whole lists
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Sergio Durigan Junior | 8 Jul 00:32 2014
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IP blocked

Hi there,

My current IP is blocked: 201.82.64.252.

I have this IP for a few months now, and I don't remember doing anything
nasty with Gmane to deserve a ban.  Could you clarify this for me, and
also unban my IP?

Thanks,

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thufir | 7 Jul 15:10 2014
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weft didn't produce an output.

I get this message:

weft didn't produce an output.

when browsing to:

http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ubuntu.user

I'm sure it's temporary, but if anyone didn't know, well, now you do :)

is this the correct way to let you guys know?

-Thufir

Gmane