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Re: Injection-Date and reinjection
How about standardizing reinjection ONLY for disjoint networks, letting
other uses of reinjection be out of scope?
Taking a shot at that.....
Normally, articles are transferred between news servers by relaying agents. In
the case of disjoint Netnews networks, such as a private server with no relaying
peers, a posting agent SHOULD cause the identical proto-article with Message-Id
header field to be transmitted to multiple injecting agents, one in each
When it cannot be avoided, a posting agent which converts existing articles back
to proto-articles for reinjection to a disjoint network MUST NOT reinject
articles already accepted on that network. It MUST perform the same staleness
tests of Injection-Date or Date header fields as would be performed by a
relaying agent. (This helps prevent reappearance of expired articles.) It MUST
NOT alter header fields permitted in proto-articles, especially Message-ID.
(This helps prevent loops.) To make the article acceptable to an injecting
agent, it SHOULD rename other header fields to preserve information, but MAY