Server timeout

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Server timeout

Postby JeffR » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:32 am

I keep getting a server timeout when trying to download headers. Used Windows mail to make sure it's not my connection or the server - all headers download without a problem. Would like some help with this please.
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Re: Server timeout

Postby JeffR » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:40 am

Below is a portion of the log from my download attempts, it just keeps repeating the same cycle:

[21:21:56:122] using SSL: 0
[21:21:56:122] connecting to:news.optonline.net 119
[21:21:57:729] waiting for completion...
[21:21:57:760] connection established!
[21:21:57:978] 200 (cvfe03.iad) Welcome to Optimum Online News Server (posting ok)

[21:21:57:978] MODE READER

[21:21:57:994] 200 (cvfe03.iad) Welcome to Optimum Online News Server (posting ok)

[21:21:57:994] CAPABILITIES

[21:21:58:009] 500 What?

[21:21:58:009] connection ready
[21:21:58:009] GROUP alt.binaries.e-books

[21:21:58:025] 211 26537 2742466 2769002 alt.binaries.e-books

[21:21:58:025] GROUP alt.binaries.e-books

[21:21:58:041] 211 26537 2742466 2769002 alt.binaries.e-books

[21:21:58:041] XOVER 1-2000

[21:21:58:056] 224 data follows

[21:22:13:063] error: connection timeout
[21:22:13:063] QUIT
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Re: Server timeout

Postby ensisoft » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:17 pm

Does the same thing happen for every group, or just this one particular group in question?
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Re: Server timeout

Postby JeffR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:32 pm

This one and alt.binaries.ebook, which shows over 8,000 entries
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Re: Server timeout

Postby JeffR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:40 pm

tried again tonight. Same thing. Tried also with alt.binaries.e-book.rpg - same result
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Re: Server timeout

Postby ensisoft » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:28 am

It looks like the returned available range is discarded and the reader starts at article number 1 for whatever reason. And then it looks like the server doesn't send the terminating sequence since there is no data to send so the connection is left hanging and then eventually times out.

I can replicate the problem now using another server. This will be fixed in the next release. Thank you for reporting.
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Re: Server timeout

Postby ensisoft » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:18 am

I found and fixed the problem.

I will submit a patched executable for downloading soon.
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Re: Server timeout

Postby JeffR » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:55 am

How will I know the patch is available?
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Re: Server timeout

Postby ensisoft » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:14 pm

I will post a link here.
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Re: Server timeout

Postby ensisoft » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 pm

You can download a patch for windows here:

http://www.ensisoft.com/software/newsfl ... patch1.zip

and for linux here

http://www.ensisoft.com/software/newsfl ... ch1.tar.gz

In either case the package only contains the updated executable. Just replace the existing executable with this one. This patch only includes this one single fix, so I'm not making a full release yet.
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