important in Areas file !

Pablo Saratxaga (
Mon, 30 Jun 1997 19:39:40 +0200 (MET DST)


An important thing to note, since the use of the hash coding functions to
store the lines of Areas file, the matchings aren't case insensitive
any more.

so if you have something like

u_comp.os.linux.announce comp.os.linux.announce

that worked whith previous versions up to 2.9 but doesn't work anymore,
now you *must* respect the case and have

U_COMP.OS.LINUX.ANNOUNCE comp.os.linux.announce

That is the FTN name must be all uppercase, and the rfc name must be as
defined (generally all lowercase, whith the exceptions of alt.* and
microsoft.* which does very odd namins :-\ ).

So, check your Areas file to ensure all the fido names are uppercase,
and all the rfc names are correct.


A bientôt, Pablo Saratxaga

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