Subject Re: [IBO] "News" access to postings back to 2000?
Author melr_la
Dear Helen,

The concern seems to reside in the IBObjects news server rather than
in the news reader.

I use XanaNews, too. This seemed like and odd restriction for a news
reader so I inquired there and received the following (digested)
response from Colin, the author of XanaNews. I separate the quote
with horizontal lines to make it easier to read. Colin was able to
find, of all things, a "TIBOQuery Invalid custom DML column
referenced" error in message retrieval!

This is a telnet session I did in the server...

200 InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.3.3 ready (posting
group egroups.ibobjects
211 4752 25619 30370 egroups.ibobjects

^ Response indicates that there are 4752 messages available and
no 25719 is the earliest

head 25619
221 25619 <BAY2-F16MWvDZURLl7d000085e7@...> head
From: ronanvanriet@... ("Ronan van Riet")
Newsgroups: egroups.ibobjects
Subject: Re: [IBO] TIBOQuery Invalid custom DML column referenced
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:53:15 +0000 (UTC)

^ Earliest message date.

Organization: Firebird and InterBase Community Site
Lines: 102
Sender: newsgroups@...
Approved: yes
Message-ID: <BAY2-F16MWvDZURLl7d000085e7@...>
NNTP-Posting-Host: localhost.localdomain
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
X-Trace: 1074945195 2269 (24 Jan 2004
X-Complaints-To: news@...
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:53:15 +0000 (UTC)
Organisation: none
Xref: egroups.ibobjects:25619
xover 1-25619

^ Get list of available messages between 1 and the 'earliest' one

224 1-25619 fields follow
25619 Re: [IBO] TIBOQuery Invalid custom DML column referenced
riet@... ("Ronan van Riet") Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:53:15
<BAY2-F16MWvDZURLl7d000085e7@...> 3993 102
Xref: ne egroups.ibobjects:25619
205 .

Colin - Author of XanaNews


Is this easily fixed?

Thank you,

--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...> wrote:
> At 01:32 AM 18/01/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >I have questions which may have been answered in the past,
> >since I am just starting with IB_Objects and Firebird. I rely upon
> >my newsreader to download messages so I can scavenge through them
> >before making a post. It appears the news mirror of the Yahoo
> >goes back only about a year.
> Actually, it goes back to c.2001 or late 2000. I can't get at them
> Xana News, because you can't request msgs by date or number with
that client.
> >Is there a way to get all (or many more of) the postings of this
> >group into my newsreader (or other offline reader) so I can more
> >easily search through them and answers and not be doomed to
> >what may have already been addressed in past years?
> Of course, you can always to the actual archive in the Messages
area of the
> list itself and put search criteria in to filter them down. That
> goes right back to when we started using yahoogroups in 2000, so
it's more
> than 4 years' worth. (Previous to that, our archive was destroyed
by a
> Person with Malicious Intent).
> Also, up till about a year ago, I was picking the bones from the
> messages and loading the questions and answers into a database.
That's the
> back-end of our online FAQ and it's still the most likely place to
> answers to the most often-asked questions.
> Helen