InterNetNews (INN) 在測試 Git

在 mailing list 上看到「Test Git repository for INN」這個消息,看起來 InterNetNews 也在嘗試換到 Git 上了,目前是選擇用 GitHub,在「InterNetNews/inn」這邊。

整個從 CVS 換到 Subversion 再到現在開始進入 Git 的環境了。

沒有全部自己搞的理由也有提到,主要就是免費與方便,然後社群也已經知道 GitHub 是什麼了:

GitHub was chosen because it's (a) free (as in price), (b) widely understood and used already, and (c) easy for me to set up. I know some folks have reservations about GitHub because it's not free software, and I understand, but I don't think we're committing heavily to their platform (everyone who has a clone of the Git repository has all the important data and can move it elsewhere), and other things like GitLab are only open core anyway. Hosting everything on 100% free software (depending on the choice of free software) loses us some useful features (I plan to set up GitHub Actions for CI) and requires more resources that I don't really have to spend on it. That said, everyone is certainly welcome to mirror the Git repository elsewhere if they want.

之後會跑 CI,算是這些年軟體工程必備的工具了...

架了一台 News Server


學術網路上的 news server 似乎都掛差不多了,就花了一些時間用 INN 架了一台 news server,然後找了兩個 peering 對接,給自己的 BBS 站台用:「」。

一般目前比較常用的是,不過有限制每天最多只能發 40 則:

In order to avoid mass abuses, every IP address is authorized to post no more than 40 messages per day.

有架設 BBS 站又想要弄轉信的朋友可以來戳一下,需要有固定 IP address 就是了。

INN 裡 mailpost 需要修正的部份...

上個禮拜把 遠端升級到 7.4-RELEASE (從 6.4-STABLE),但有人寫信反應,從 Ptt 透過信件貼到板上會失敗,找不到之前 patch 的重點,只好從頭開始一個一個解,總算是解決了:

  • 當信件內沒有 Date header 時,mailpost 會送出錯誤的 Date 欄位。目前的解法是直接不送 Date 欄位。
  • 當同一封信件寄到不同信箱時 Message-ID 會相同,不能直接帶入 newsgroup 中。目前的解法是無視信件內的 Message-ID,自己生一個。