[nos-bbs] DUPES and staggered forwarding

Langelaar maiko at pcsinternet.ca
Wed Oct 21 11:29:06 EDT 2020

    and now I finally understand why the BID is stored in the history by 
    and why BID is even in the smtp server code for that matter. The 
    coming in via forwarding are internally delivered by smtp, and that 
is when
    the BID is actually saved to history, NOT when the forwarding is 
    and there is always a bit of time between the two events :|

    So how to deal with that ? working on it ... in the meantime, 
stagger your
    forwards ? I think this came up quite a few years ago actually, I 
    don't remember anymore, might even have been posted to NOS-BBS ...


On 10/21/20 9:54 AM, Langelaar wrote:
> Good morning,
> If I did not know any better, and this is a very recent observation,
> and perhaps a FLAW ? if you have multiple systems (even 2) connecting
> to you, and each is sending a proposal for the same message, same bid,
> and IF they are within seconds of each other, seems they are ALL (both)
> accepted.
> Processing the one does not give enough time to update history file, and
> both are accepted when the proposals come in. I will need to fix that !
> So may I suggest staggered instead of 'aggressive, all remote forwarding
> partners at the same time' as an interim fix, or am I getting it wrong ?
> First time I've seen this directly, and that was my first take on it. I
> personally have never seen this situation on my JNOS setup, never ! But
> I also have minimal number of forwarding partners and they all do their
> thing like 15 minutes apart type of arrangement. Even if it's a fluke,
> most likely it has happened, just didn't notice.
> There is NO way these two sample messages I just saw this morning 
> should BOTH
> have been accepted, one was direct from me, the other from GB7CIP, 
> both messages
> looked absolutely fine to me.
> Maiko

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