Problem xfeature ?

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Problem xfeature ?

Postby Jim660 » Fri May 27, 2016 6:31 am

An error is being returned from all my servers.
XFEATURE COMPRESS GZIP in the, Active column.
500 i don't understand that command in the, Download Headers Column.

I uninstalled Newsbin and deleted ALL references on my PC, re-installed and added the servers, but still no go.
6.71B1 Build 4637

Edit.
Reverted to 6.70B10 Build 4576 and problem has gone !
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby Quade » Fri May 27, 2016 1:31 pm

You can turn off XFeatures in the advanced options of each server.

That's what I'd do for now. 6.70 turned it off automatically for you.
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby Jim660 » Sat May 28, 2016 9:37 am

Thanks Quade, problem solved.
As always very impressed by your fast replies.
Jim.

PS
What is Xfeatures ?
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby Quade » Sat May 28, 2016 10:36 am

What is Xfeatures ?


For servers that support it, it permits up to 10 times faster header downloads by compressing the data before sending it to Newsbin.

The error is happening because Newsbin is asking the server "do you do XFeatures?" The server is supposed to return a 400ish error but keep going. Some servers for some reason return a 500 error which means "fatal error - disconnect".

In 6.71B2 I've re-enabled the "automatic disable" feature. I haven't gotten a good read yet on whether it works. All of my servers support XFeatures.
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby Jim660 » Sun May 29, 2016 11:11 am

Usenet.Farm only works with that feature turned off.
Xennews was ok sometimes, but not others.
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby Quade » Sun May 29, 2016 11:48 am

Might be interesting to try it with B2. Re-enable XFeatures and see if it turns itself off.
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby mankind99uk » Sun May 29, 2016 2:04 pm

Using B2, newsbin automatically disabled XFeatures for SSL-News and Usenet.Farm, so these now seem to work ok
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Re: Problem xfeature ?

Postby Quade » Sun May 29, 2016 2:24 pm

Sweet, thanks for the confirmation.
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