Re: Problem With Understanding Article Numbering And MessageID

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Subject: Re: Problem With Understanding Article Numbering And MessageID
Posted by:  Remy Lebeau \(TeamB\) (no.spam@no.spam.com)
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008

"Francis Bishop" <francis12…@fairpoint.net> wrote in message
news:832F4C9E405DE340francis12…@fairpoint.net...

> Is the article number consistent from one session to the next?

Typically, yes.  But that is not always a guarantee.

> I wonder if two different servers which carry the same newsgroups
> would have the same article numbering.

No, they would not.

> I have found the message ID field to be an effective unique
> reference to a specific news article

That is what it is meant for.

> Why are their duplicate article numbers?

There shouldn't be.  How are you determining that exactly?

Gambit

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Problem With Understanding Article Numbering And MessageID posted by Francis Bishop on Mon, 28 Jul 2008