• How to interpret newsgroup headers

    From Arthur McLain@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 26 05:13:00 2016
    Below are some typical headers. I'm just wondering what each group of characters means. Some change during use, some change when the power is turned off. Others stay the same. Just curious.

    If there is a newsgroups specific to headers, I would ask someone to please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

    Art

    Typical examples... I added the spaces to separate the groups...

    Day 1
    news:rJr dn YhJkuryj T G RhD5iwII3- Ru r dU6h@earthlink.com...
    news:scD dn EfUhIKWU 1 G RhD5iwII3- fH r dU6h@earthlink.com...
    news:yuN dn TsDf7ttH l G RhD5iwII3- a2 r dU6h@earthlink.com...

    Computer off

    Day 2
    news:PRA dn S9Fj_Dz6 S 3 RhD5iwII3- bF J dU6h@earthlink.com

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  • From Arthur McLain@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 26 05:14:05 2016
    PS - It's easier to see the grouping using a fixed font.


    "Arthur McLain" <ARML@googleremover.edu> wrote in message news:4uGdnWTm1sHm0k3LnZ2dnUU7-R2dnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    Below are some typical headers. I'm just wondering what each group of characters means. Some change during use, some change when the power is turned off. Others stay the same. Just curious.

    If there is a newsgroups specific to headers, I would ask someone to please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

    Art

    Typical examples... I added the spaces to separate the groups...

    Day 1
    news:rJr dn YhJkuryj T G RhD5iwII3- Ru r dU6h@earthlink.com...
    news:scD dn EfUhIKWU 1 G RhD5iwII3- fH r dU6h@earthlink.com...
    news:yuN dn TsDf7ttH l G RhD5iwII3- a2 r dU6h@earthlink.com...

    Computer off

    Day 2
    news:PRA dn S9Fj_Dz6 S 3 RhD5iwII3- bF J dU6h@earthlink.com

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  • From Barry Margolin@21:1/5 to Arthur McLain on Fri Feb 26 12:15:23 2016
    In article <4uGdnWTm1sHm0k3LnZ2dnUU7-R2dnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
    "Arthur McLain" <ARML@googleremover.edu> wrote:

    Below are some typical headers. I'm just wondering what each group of characters means. Some change during use, some change when the power is turned off. Others stay the same. Just curious.

    Are you asking how to interpret Message IDs? Each newsreader has its
    own, ideosyncratic method for generating them. They're generally a
    combination of some characters that are generated from information
    unique to the client machine, so they won't conflict with posts from
    other clients, and some characters generated from the posting time, so
    that messages from the same client will not have duplicate IDs.

    In your case, I'd guess the RHD5iwII3 part is the machine-specific part,
    while the stuff to the left of it comes from the time.


    If there is a newsgroups specific to headers, I would ask someone to please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

    Art

    Typical examples... I added the spaces to separate the groups...

    Day 1
    news:rJr dn YhJkuryj T G RhD5iwII3- Ru r dU6h@earthlink.com...
    news:scD dn EfUhIKWU 1 G RhD5iwII3- fH r dU6h@earthlink.com...
    news:yuN dn TsDf7ttH l G RhD5iwII3- a2 r dU6h@earthlink.com...

    Computer off

    Day 2
    news:PRA dn S9Fj_Dz6 S 3 RhD5iwII3- bF J dU6h@earthlink.com

    --
    Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
    Arlington, MA
    *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***

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  • From Jorgen Grahn@21:1/5 to Barry Margolin on Fri Feb 26 17:53:18 2016
    On Fri, 2016-02-26, Barry Margolin wrote:
    In article <4uGdnWTm1sHm0k3LnZ2dnUU7-R2dnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
    "Arthur McLain" <ARML@googleremover.edu> wrote:

    Below are some typical headers. I'm just wondering what each group of
    characters means. Some change during use, some change when the power is
    turned off. Others stay the same. Just curious.

    Are you asking how to interpret Message IDs? Each newsreader has its
    own, ideosyncratic method for generating them.

    And the OP can read more about them e.g. here:

    https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3977
    Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
    A.2. Message-IDs

    /Jorgen

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