Re: Multiple delivery of file attach to multiple addressees

Leif Neland (
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 18:11:11 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Markus Goebbels wrote:

> Am Tue, 16 Feb 1999 schrieb
> >Problem:
> >When a user sends a file attach to more than one address he has to send
> >one copy of the file to the server for each addressee.
> What you described is a problem of the client. The client decides which files
> are to send to the server. The server does not ask for them. If the client
> thinks it would be wise to send a single file ten times it can do so. The server
> might have the ability to refuse multiple files. I personally do not like
> that... For some things like shared games (e.g. VGA-Planets) and some offline
> tools it is necessary for the users to send certain files (with certain names).
> A file which has not been removed by a fault (or a file which was uploaded
> by another user to interfere) would make the server ignore future files with the
> same name...

The server should skip files of older age,
skip files of the same age and size,
resume on same age, larger size
overwrite if newer.

That's the way I'm used to in the DOS-world...