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==begin FAQ caption==
  Subject: Re: Bug with Xmodem uploading into editor?
  From: roy@cybrspc.mn.org (Roy M. Silvernail)
  Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 18:50:58 CST

For the FAQ:

When I upload into the message editor using Xmodem, Waffle locks up!
What's wrong?

    Waffle has a problem with Xmodem uploads into the internal editor.
    Xmodem pads the incoming file with ^Z (or 0x00, if the original file
    ended with a ^Z) to the next 128-byte boundary. This gives Waffle
    indigestion, and tends to make it lock up when a user uploads a message
    and tries to immediately save it.  A workaround is available.

    XSTRIP wraps around your Xmodem receive protocol driver.  It spawns
    the driver to receive the file, and then strips the Xmodem padding
    off the end.  Operation is totally transparent.  As an added bonus,
    XSTRIP will also strip the padding off any files uploaded via Xmodem
    to your files section.  (nobody really uses Xmodem for serious
    uploads, do they? :-)

    XSTRIP will not protect your system from overly large messages being
    uploaded.  A large message can be uploaded, but may cause problems
    if the user wants to edit it after it is received.


By mail to file-request@scytale.com :

/get /pub/waffle/xstrip.zip

Current files listing available with /dir
==end FAQ caption==

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