XFOR: MCIS 2.0 NNTP Logging Does Not Include Newsgroup Name for Read Articles

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SYMPTOMS
NNTP logging format for MCIS 2.0 has changed since MCIS 1.0.

The News Server of MCIS 1.0 included the name of the newsgroups from whicharticles were read. In this way, it was possible to have statistics aboutthe hit rate on a specific newsgroup.

In MCIS 2.0, this feature doesn't exist anymore. Only the fact that anarticle has been read and the article ID are logged in the logging file,but not the name of the respective newsgroup.
CAUSE
NNTP logging format for MCIS 2.0 has changed since MCIS 1.0.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Commercial Internet System version2.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.
MORE INFORMATION
With the fix, when a user reads a newsgroup article, the logging file willcontain the following entry:

FieldsValues
CS_IP 187.58.96.87
CS_Useruser
Date 12/1/98
Time 14:37:37
Service_nameNNTPSVC1
ServerNameSERVER
Server_IP134.56.87.11
time_taken 2814
Byts_rx11
Byts_tx 513
Status/error_code 220
Win32_code 0
Op_or_commandarticle
#1 field6 arlQl#SH#GA.425@serve
#2 fieldmicrosoft.public.ins
#3 field
mcis hotfix hot fix qfe quick engineering patch
Properties

Article ID: 214552 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:33:14 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Commercial Internet System 2.0
  • Microsoft Commercial Internet System News Server
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix KB214552
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