ZR5LM > PSBBS 07.08.96 21:19l 55 Lines 1698 Bytes #-8882 (0) @ WW
BID : 110_ZR5LM
Read: DO3SMK DH8YMB GUEST
Subj: Waste of Time!
Sent: 960806/1240Z @:ZS0WTE.KZN.ZAF.AF #:38913 [Durban] FBB5.15c $:110_ZR5LM
To : PSBBS@WW
ZR5LM/TPK 1.82 Msg #:110 Date:06-08-96 Time:14:22Z
I was wondering if anybody out there has noticed how much the routing
headers of packet messages waste time.
For Example :
R:960804/2346Z @:PI8GCB.#NH2.NLD.EU #:10062 [Bussum] $:34312-PE1PTP
I'm not talking about the local msg's, but international ones. I have
had messages where there are about two pages of routing addresses, and
about two lines of actual message. (there is probably a lot of routes in
the beginning this msg HI!)
How many people actually use the routing info anyway? (Besides the Sysops)
I was wondering if it would be possible for the PSBBS group to write in a
routine to strip out most of the "routes". I.E. all but the first and the
last lines of routing info.
The bbs will still hold the full original msg, but strip out the
unneccesary before the user downloads it. At least this way, the congestion
on the BBS will be reduced, and more traffic allowed.
But , what about if you want to check the routing of a particular msg?
Simple : Instruct the bbs in your "Preferences Setup" to send your
messages with the full routing Paths.
Alternatively, you could send a msg to the bbs to send you the routing info
for any particular msg, or group of messages.
"What about compression?" I hear you ask. Well, the actual message usually
compresses well, but I've noticed that the Headers do not have a very good
Whats the point of compressing useless info anyway?
Well, continue the good work on the BBS, and I hope that someone out there
impliments some of my suggestions.
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