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RFC 3977, "Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)", October 2006

Source of RFC: nntpext (app)
See Also: RFC 3977 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 1932
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Julien Élie
Date Reported: 2009-10-25
Verifier Name: Lisa Dusseault
Date Verified: 2009-11-03

Section 9.4.3 says:

over-content = 1*6(TAB hdr-content) /
      7(TAB hdr-content) *(TAB hdr-n-content)

It should say:

over-content = 7(TAB hdr-content) *(TAB hdr-n-content)


Section 8.3.2 describes the OVER command and mentions that there are seven mandatory fields. Though trailing tabs MAY be omitted in OVER responses, it is impossible to have 1*6(TAB hdr-content) owing to the sixth and seventh fields being the metadata :bytes and :lines which are mandatory items (and MUST be computed by the news server).

Less than 7 entries cannot occur for news servers implementing OVER (which should not be confused with XOVER).

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