Large binary posts do not belong in unmoderated discussion groups.
Please read this entire message, the Bincancel FAQ, and the complete
report (see below) before following up to or responding to this article.
As a service to, and with the cooperation of, other news administrators,
I run a program that searches for, and issues advisory cancels for,
large binaries in the akr, biz, comp, humanities, misc, news, nz, rec,
sci, soc, and talk hierarchies.
I have issued 8 cancels for large binary files (average size 197,783
characters - total size 1,582,262 characters) posted to 7 different
unmoderated discussion groups in the rec, sci, and soc hierarchies
(with cross-posts into bionet groups) as follows:
The unnumbered newsgroups in the list are not separate posts, but
are cross-postings of the articles represented by the preceeding
numbered items. Cross-posting may lead to cancels in non-targeted
groups as a consequence of the way cross-posts work. A cross-posted
article has only one Message-ID. When it is canceled from one
group it is canceled from all groups.
This pointer is being posted to each affected group listed above.
Follow-ups are directed to news.admin.net-abuse.usenet.
If you want to see exactly which file was deleted from a particular
group, read the full report in news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins. The
full report can also be found in news.lists.filters and alt.retromod.
Look for AR1164 in the subject, or, if your reader supports it,
use <URL:news:ARMM-Report-1164 at redpoll.mrfs.oh.us>.
The criteria used to search for this batch of large binaries were:
NEWSGROUPS: Unmoderated groups in the akr, biz, comp, humanities,
misc, news, rec, nz, sci, soc, and talk hierarchies
(except for comp.binaries.apple2, comp.bugs.2bsd, and
BINARY: base64, binhex, uuencode, and xbtoa encoded files, etc.
SIZE: > 100,000 characters [(size * (# of parts - .5)), if multi-part]
For more information about binary cancels, see the bincancel FAQ,
Please direct public feedback to news.admin.net-abuse.usenet and private
feedback to red at redpoll.mrfs.oh.us. In the interests of preventing
cross-posted flame wars, please honor the followup-to header and do
*not* cross-post your reply to multiple groups. Thank you for your
Richard E. Depew, Munroe Falls, OH red at redpoll.mrfs.oh.us (home)
It's over, and can't be helped, and that's one consolation, as they
always say in Turkey, when they cut the wrong man's head off''
-- Charles Dickens, _The Pickwick Papers_