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y2k rollover and Typhoon/Cyclone (fwd)

  • From: Paul Mansfield
  • Date: Sat Jan 01 00:10:42 2000

Not really network issue, but it does seem to be a growing issue.

Basically they reject news with date 1900 (Good Thing), and also 00 (Bad
Thing). Had a response from bCandid (aka Highwind).

Worth watching your news logs and making test posts!

Usual disclaimers apply.

P Mansfield, Senior SysAdmin PSINet UK Ltd, +44-1223-577611 fax:~577600 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 21:53:30 -0700
From: bCandid Support - Software <[email protected]>
Subject: y2k rollover


	Developers and operations are in full swing dealing with this issue.

I have no further update information for you at this time.  As soon as the
developers get back to me on this problem.  I will let you know.

*** update

Information I received while typing this.   The problem seems to be related
to RFC 850, two-digit corruptions of ctime dates.  There are no other known
RFC compliancy issues at this time.   As I understand these date formate
are fairly old, and not in widespread use.

I will you keep you posted.

Chris Hyden
Customer Care
bCandid Corp