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Bug#357593: PTS: New package shown as old package

On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 05:47:05PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Mar 2006, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > > I don't see your point right now. The PTS page is only created once the
> > > package is in unstable. At that point, you can't have the "removed" page.
> > 
> > No, the page is also created when there is news, but no unstable package
> > *yet*. So it's either removed, or very-new.
> That's not the expected behaviour... we usually loose the first news
> (the first accepted mail) because the package didn't exist yet. This was a
> kind of feature to avoid denial of service with someone sending many fakes
> mails creating new fake packages (and the associated files on the server).
> Did someone change that ?

I think you changed it, at least, I don't recall that I changed it :-p.
I might be wrong of course, and simply forgot.  The exception is for
katie mail, and not for general incoming news mail.  Even so, I think
the DOS potential isn't very big, not bigger than the current DOS
potential as we witnessed with the start of the testing watch -- even
though that's now pretty much not an issue anymore.

Also, with the news filename renaming, it's *much* easier now to
actually delete a specific news item, where that was previously very
difficult and required a lot of manual tweaking.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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