NNTP Bridge doesn't work for VC-language forum RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    The NNTP Bridge just reports 485 messages for the forum

    *Here is the output from the *Microsoft NNTP Bridge*:
    200 Server is ready and posting is allowed.
    GROUP Msdn.en-US.vcpluslanguage
    211 485 1 485 Msdn.en-US.vcpluslanguage
    205 closing connection - goodbye!

    Martin Richter -- MVP for VC++ [Germany] --
    Monday, March 28, 2011 4:58 PM


All replies

  • I'm not clear exactly on the problem reported. I'm able to use the community bridge and thunderbird fine with this forum. When I get headers I do see fewer messages in the nntp client than the requested number, but other than this, I'm not seeing any issue with the behavior.   My guess is that the request resolves to messages that have been deleted (spam) so they aren't brought back down.
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Monday, March 28, 2011 11:30 PM
  • Jochen Kalmbach can Repro this too.

    I used Thunderbird, added a the group as new, and I receive just 485 messages.
    I know from another MVP that there must be 13000 and more messages in this group. It can not be that such an amount of messages can not be retrieved and marked as spam and deleted.

    You saw the group request, I posted?

    Martin Richter -- MVP for VC++ [Germany] --
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:07 AM
  • Hi Brent,

    as Martin pointed out, the web-service (and therefor the MS NNTP-Bridge) returns only a maximuma message number of "485".

    This means that there are a maximum of 485 messages in this newsgroup!

    This number is generated by the web-service or the underlying database, at it seems that this number is definitiv wrong... this could also lead to much more problems with he clients!

    Hopefully this is not the case....

    But you should lok after this problem... it might affect more groups.

    If a user has before used this group (before the web-service was disconnected) and now wants to update this group, they will get problems, because the message number before was much higher!
     Of course: The same problem is with the Community NNTP bridge, because it is based on the same web-service...

    Jochen Kalmbach (MVP VC++)
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:12 AM
  • Hello everybody,


    I want to show you two things I discovered:


    1) In the web browser when I enter the address I can see the Visual C++ Language Forum


    In the web browser when I enter the address I receive Page Not Found

    2) Using the Microsoft Forums NNTP Bridge and Windows Mail from Windows Vista I can see following:


    Msdn.en-US.vcpluslanguage with over 400 Items and Msdn.en-US.vclanguage with over 79000 Items (of course replies are included)


    @Brent: If I can see that there are items for Msdn.en-US.vcpluslanguage why did I receive Page Not Found if I enter in browser the address ?





    Best regards,


    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:00 AM
  • Hi Robert!

    You are great ;) Thanks for showing the misstyping ;)

    Jochen Kalmbach (MVP VC++)
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:27 AM
  • Perfect Robert!

    Martin Richter -- MVP for VC++ [Germany] --
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:14 AM