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1. move to waffle cnews, or some other package which doesn't
   scribble all over memory on long headers

   cnews-dos     ftp://ftp.coast.net/Coast/msdos/waffle/wcnw105c.zip [error]
   cnews-dos     ftp://ftp.halcyon.com/pub/waffle/news/wcnw120b.zip

2. get the rnews patch from wiretap.spies.com

   ftp://wiretap.spies.com/waffle/

3. get the fx-rnews from ftp.uufx.net

   ftp://ftp.uufx.net/pub/fx/

4. run batscan (or use the -b switch in ruuxqt)

==begin FAQ caption==
  From: roy@cybrspc.mn.org (Roy M. Silvernail)
  Message-ID: <sD896Dvcwapi@cybrspc.mn.org>
  Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 06:05:52 -0700
  Roy's-Message-Updated: to newer versions

This is really a FAQ, so here's my FOA (Frequently Offered Answer):

Waffle's RNEWS has a known bug involving header lines longer than 512
characters.  Such lines make RNEWS crash fatally, usually locking the
machine in the process.  There are a number of options available to
avoid this.

BSCAN 2.8 prescans all incoming news traffic.

RUUXQT 3.7 optionally scans incoming news as it unpacks incoming
traffic.

BATSCAN 1.03 scans batches given on the command line.  While not as
efficient for a "standard" Waffle site, it turns out this is a good
solution for Planet Connect or Pagesat feeds, where the batches arrive
as *.bag files.

Waffle C news does not exhibit the problem on long header lines.

FX-RNEWS, by Jorge Cwik, works on a "standard" Waffle system and also has
no problem with long header lines.

The first 3 are available from my mail server.  WafCnews is on halcyon,
and FX-RNEWS comes with your registration of FXUUCICO (which any sane
person should be using).

By mail to file-request@scytale.com :

/get /pub/waffle/bscan28.zip
/get /pub/waffle/uuxqt37.zip
/get /pub/waffle/bscan103.zip

Current files listing available with /dir

WafCnews is on halcyon, and also available from the grafex mail server:

file-server@grafex.sbay.org

get /public/index.txt
get /public/wcnw120b.zip

FX-RNEWS comes with your registration of FXUUCICO (which any sane person
should be using).
==end FAQ caption==

   batscan       ftp.halcyon.com:/pub/waffle/news/bscan28.zip

5. run the uuxqt and rnews from uufree (which can do nice things like
  having control.cancel for cancels, control.newgroup for newgroups,
  etc., has history to discard duplicates, and handles 2k in your
  Newsgroups: headers, so you don't lose FAQs which are crossposted)


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