Weird things happening when posting binaries

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by loris, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. loris

    loris Guest

    Hi there folks

    I've recently noticed that if I post any multi-part binary files, they
    end up slightly damaged on the server.

    The files are showing complete on servers, but if I download one back
    and compare it to the original, the posted one is always a few bytes
    (45 in one case) shorter than the original. This results in little
    "jumps" in the audio when the file is played.

    I've posted a couple of screenshots to ab.text - Original.jpg &
    Posted.jpg, if anyone wants a look (poster: loris). This was partly
    to see if whatever was happening was affecting other files apart from
    mp3. It didn't appear to, but maybe it only happens with multipart
    messages, and these jps are too small.

    I have two PC's on a home lan. This happens on both of them. I have
    used either Powerpost 2000 or Agent 1.93. Now here's the bit that's
    weird - it only happens if I post using UUE. If I switch to yEnc, any
    file I post comes out ok. I was using 7500 max lines in Powerpost,
    but changed that to 5000 when this problem started. Still no joy.
    It's almost like it's dropping a couple of bytes for every segment.
    Is that possible?

    Is there anyone out there with knowledge of newsservers, who might
    shed some light on what's happening here?

    For info, I have an adsl connection, with a Conexant modem/router
    connected to a small hub. The two PC's run off that hub.

    cheers

    Dave
     
    loris, Apr 12, 2004
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  2. loris

    loris Guest

    On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 13:40:45 +0100, loris
    <> wrote:

    >Hi there folks
    >
    >I've recently noticed that if I post any multi-part binary files, they
    >end up slightly damaged on the server.
    >
    >The files are showing complete on servers, but if I download one back
    >and compare it to the original, the posted one is always a few bytes
    >(45 in one case) shorter than the original. This results in little
    >"jumps" in the audio when the file is played.
    >
    >I've posted a couple of screenshots to ab.text - Original.jpg &
    >Posted.jpg, if anyone wants a look (poster: loris). This was partly
    >to see if whatever was happening was affecting other files apart from
    >mp3. It didn't appear to, but maybe it only happens with multipart
    >messages, and these jps are too small.
    >
    >I have two PC's on a home lan. This happens on both of them. I have
    >used either Powerpost 2000 or Agent 1.93. Now here's the bit that's
    >weird - it only happens if I post using UUE. If I switch to yEnc, any
    >file I post comes out ok. I was using 7500 max lines in Powerpost,
    >but changed that to 5000 when this problem started. Still no joy.
    >It's almost like it's dropping a couple of bytes for every segment.
    >Is that possible?
    >
    >Is there anyone out there with knowledge of newsservers, who might
    >shed some light on what's happening here?
    >
    >For info, I have an adsl connection, with a Conexant modem/router
    >connected to a small hub. The two PC's run off that hub.
    >
    >cheers
    >
    >Dave


    I've now posted through another newsserver, and my test posts have
    been fine. I've also tried zipping up an mp3 and posting that. When
    I do , the size remains correct.

    So to recap:

    1) If I post an mp3 via my ISP's nntp servers, the file ends up
    missing a few bytes.

    2) If I zip the same file up & post it, it's fine.

    3) If I post using yEnc encoding, it's fine.

    4) If I post via Easynews nntp, it's fine.

    Does this mean my ISP (or the company whose newservers they use) are
    deliberately (or accidentally) screwing up multipart mp3 binaries
    encoded with UUE?

    -Confused of UK
     
    loris, Apr 12, 2004
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