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Posting in the Future

Article: 8909 of alt.hackers
From: (Sean Logan)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Posting in the Future
Date: 19 Oct 1995 03:09:03 GMT
Organization: Davis Community Network - Davis, California, USA
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In response to Andy's request for "funny" headers, I whipped up and
article, and sent it via port 119 to my news host.  I had set the Date:
line in it to 1999, and when I ended the message, I got:

411 Article posted in the future.

Yow.  Is my news host really going to wait 5 years and then post the
message?  If so, I see a unique way of making time-capsuals :)

Going to try the same thing again, but date it a few days in the future
rather than 5 years to see if this is really true.

Sean Logan                      "There's no 'them' -- it's all us"

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