• MsgID

    From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to All on Wed Mar 15 18:10:35 2017
    Hi All,

    I discovered a bug in Mystic when generating new emails using MUtil. My system is fast enough that MSGIDs are duplicated causing multiple dupes to be generated.

    I have a program that repeatably calls MUtil to post text files one at a time, but when there are many to post, the dupes crop up. My work around has been to incur a 2 second pause between posts to force the MsgID to be recalculated. At 2 secs I get sequential IDs but at least they are unique! {sigh}

    Hey g00r00, long break, eh???


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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Ben Ritchey on Thu Mar 16 15:00:04 2017
    On 03/15/17, Ben Ritchey pondered and said...

    I discovered a bug in Mystic when generating new emails using MUtil. My system is fast enough that MSGIDs are duplicated causing multiple dupes
    to be generated.

    Thanks Ben.

    Yes this was noted among other users and the same work around suggested.

    In my case I add a 5 second pause between pauses.

    Best, Paul

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Ben Ritchey on Fri Mar 17 06:54:00 2017
    Ben Ritchey wrote to All <=-

    I discovered a bug in Mystic when generating new emails using MUtil. My system is fast enough that MSGIDs are duplicated causing multiple dupes
    to be generated.

    I have a program that repeatably calls MUtil to post text files one at
    a time, but when there are many to post, the dupes crop up. My work
    around has been to incur a 2 second pause between posts to force the
    MsgID to be recalculated. At 2 secs I get sequential IDs but at least
    they are unique! {sigh}

    This is a known issue in the Mystic community, and your workaround is what most of us do when auto posting multiple messages from Mystic. Unfortunately, the same issue also affects QWK replies, so multiple replies from .REP packets can also get suplicate MSGIDs. :(


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Tony Langdon on Thu Mar 16 22:24:36 2017

    On 2017 Mar 17 06:54:00, you wrote to Ben Ritchey:

    I discovered a bug in Mystic when generating new emails using MUtil.
    My system is fast enough that MSGIDs are duplicated causing multiple
    dupes to be generated.

    I have a program that repeatably calls MUtil to post text files one
    at a time, but when there are many to post, the dupes crop up. My
    work around has been to incur a 2 second pause between posts to force
    the MsgID to be recalculated. At 2 secs I get sequential IDs but at
    least they are unique! {sigh}

    This is a known issue in the Mystic community, and your workaround is
    what most of us do when auto posting multiple messages from Mystic. Unfortunately, the same issue also affects QWK replies, so multiple replies from .REP packets can also get suplicate MSGIDs. :(

    what's truely sad is that i pointed this out in the 11 alphas and it was taken care of then... the there was this new stuff, effectively being chased across multiple networks, with no response and now, sadly, the author is completely uncontactable... at least from all reports...

    this is like your high school sweetheart is going to go to the prom with you but then you don't hear from her again... at least a "fuck you" from james would be welcome... but this is crap... especially with no response in so long... is this BlueWave all over again? where the author was crippled and then
    just fell away from the project?

    )\/(ark

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  • From Rudi Timmermans@2:292/140 to mark lewis on Fri Mar 17 12:17:24 2017
    Hi Mark,

    this is like your high school sweetheart is going to go to the prom with you but then you don't hear from her again... at least a "fuck you" from james would be welcome... but this is crap... especially with no response in so
    long... is this BlueWave all over again? where the author was crippled and the
    just fell away from the project?

    It looks like James need a verry long brake...

    Rudi

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Ben Ritchey on Thu Jan 4 08:13:23 2018
    On 03/15/17, Ben Ritchey pondered and said...

    I discovered a bug in Mystic when generating new emails using MUtil. My system is fast enough that MSGIDs are duplicated causing multiple dupes
    to be generated.

    Thanks Ben.

    Yes this was noted among other users and the same work around suggested.

    In my case I add a 5 second pause between pauses.

    Best, Paul

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to All on Fri Jan 5 20:37:36 2018
    On 01/04/18, Paul Hayton pondered and said...

    @MSGID: 1:340/800.0 c03a1153
    @PID: Imp-Mail 2.01
    @TID: hpt/dpmi-djgpp 1.9.0-cur 24-06-16
    @SEEN-BY: 57/0 116/102 130/512 154/10 226/100 250/3 317/2 3 393/68
    712/848
    @SEEN-BY: 770/0 1 3 100 340 772/0 1 210 500
    @PATH: 340/800 154/10 770/1
    On 03/15/17, Ben Ritchey pondered and said...

    Something amiss there...

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    Best, Paul


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  • From g00r00@1:129/215 to Paul Hayton on Fri Jan 5 13:53:00 2018
    @MSGID: 1:340/800.0 c03a1153
    @PID: Imp-Mail 2.01
    @TID: hpt/dpmi-djgpp 1.9.0-cur 24-06-16
    Something amiss there...

    Yeah, ancient message from not even the involved systems.

    I was like "wait what? I fixed that bug like 2 years ago!" lol

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to g00r00 on Fri Jan 5 23:16:22 2018
    Hello g00r00,

    On Fri Jan 05 2018 13:53:00, g00r00 wrote to Paul Hayton:

    @MSGID: 1:340/800.0 c03a1153
    @PID: Imp-Mail 2.01
    @TID: hpt/dpmi-djgpp 1.9.0-cur 24-06-16
    Something amiss there...

    Yeah, ancient message from not even the involved systems.

    I was like "wait what? I fixed that bug like 2 years ago!" lol

    Nope. The bug is IMP-MAIL (and a very big one at that), and has happened plenty
    of times before. I've let him know about it.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Nicholas Boel on Sat Jan 6 19:16:19 2018
    On 01/05/18, Nicholas Boel pondered and said...

    I was like "wait what? I fixed that bug like 2 years ago!" lol

    Nope. The bug is IMP-MAIL (and a very big one at that), and has happened plenty of times before. I've let him know about it.

    I've seen other posts in other echos along the same lines... hope he can sort it. That original post really threw me too.. I needed to check PATHs to suss what was going on :)

    Best, Paul


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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Paul Hayton on Sat Jan 6 09:25:14 2018
    Hello Paul,

    On Sat Jan 06 2018 19:16:18, Paul Hayton wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    Nope. The bug is IMP-MAIL (and a very big one at that), and has
    happened plenty of times before. I've let him know about it.

    I've seen other posts in other echos along the same lines... hope he
    can sort it. That original post really threw me too.. I needed to
    check PATHs to suss what was going on :)

    I've let him know that using alpha code as a production system is not a good idea for Fidonet, and that it should be more thoroughly tested before throwing it out to the wolves.

    Regards,
    Nick

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