From Bugzilla Helper: BuildID: 2001080703 When I try to search newsgroup messages on newsgroups.wisesolutions.com , I get an error. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Set up Mailnews for NNTP: newsgroups.wisesolutions.com 2.login/pass: moztest/moztest 3.subscribe to a newsgroup 4.hit Search -> Search Messages and type in a search string Actual Results: A News (NNTP) error occurred: command not recognized. Expected Results: Newsgroup messages searched. Perhaps the news server isn't 100% compliant or something? Even if that's true, if Mozilla already has the headers downloaded for the messages, why would it need to issue any NNTP requests to the server to do a search in the first place? Shouldn't it be searching the headers it already has downloaded?
We search the server. We haven't implement the (4.x type) option to search locally. We do however search local copy when in offline state, but you have to download messages for offline use before being able to read the body of the message when offline.
There's already a (recent) bug 92746 about local news searching, this should probably be marked a duplicate of that. If we need to confirm why the news server doesn't recognize the command, naving or someone can reopen this. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 92746 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I don't think this is a dup. I'm able to search news.mozilla.org for sender is foo, but not the server specified in the bug report. re-opening.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
note, 4.x does the same thing. (same alert message.)
that server doesn't support XPAT: 202 Extensions supported: XOVER XGTITLE . so we can't search the searver. I'm not sure what to do with this bug. once the nntp protocol code asks servers for the extensions, we'll figure out that the server doesn't support XPAT. then, we wouldn't show it in search unless we are in offline mode. hiding servers seems in search seems bad. in this case, the best we could do (as laurel points out) is search the offline content or the summary files. but there is no guarantee either will exist.
I still think this is a duplicate. Since the server can't be searched, the resolution would be to search locally. Searching 4.x works if you throw the search local option on -- in search dialog use Options and switch the search scope to "search your local system". So, I think this ultimately is a duplicate (requesting the local search option when online).
After talking with Seth, we're going to mark this a duplicate again and add some comments to the other bug about possible solutions for the case where server which doesn't support search. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 92746 ***
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago → 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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