[nos-bbs] case sensitivity of MID/BID - discussion needed

Michael E Fox - N6MEF n6mef at mefox.org
Mon Feb 9 15:57:35 EST 2015

O.K.  Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.


> Michael,
> the wrong side is not that of FBB which force the change to upper case
> or the JNOS2 which force the change to lower case but it is on the BPQ
> side which do not treat or do not manage/understand the fact that if my
> message arrive from a side as 12345_i0ojj and in another side arrive as
> 12345_I0OJJ it is the same identical message and so the second one
> joining that system must be discarded i.e. 'FBB response FS -'
> Observing from another angle, the rule is that: saying 12345_i0ojj
> or saying 12345_I0OJJ *should represent exactly the same thing* and
> NOT two different items: any different interpretation of that rule
> do not make sense for *our BBS purposes*, or also dangerous: imagine
> the collapse produced by a multi-message declined as per my previous
> unix/linux example :)
> Now, FBB and JNOS2 must not be changed at all because if they receive
> from different sides the following MIB/BID:
> 12345_i0ojj
> 12345_I0OJJ
> 12345_I0ojj
> 12345_I0Ojj
> do not consider FOUR different messages but exactly the same message
> so only the first will be accepted on the PMS and any other joined
> later discarded.
> Hope that this msg is a bit less academic :)
> gus

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