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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for moderators (redhat section 5)


       moderators - submission addresses for moderated newsgroups

       When  an  unapproved article is posted locally to a moderated newsgroup, rather than being
       passed off to innd(8) for normal handling, it's instead sent via e-mail to the  submission
       address	for  that newsgroup.  The file <pathetc in inn.conf>/moderators lists the submis-
       sion addresses for moderated newsgroups.  This file is used by nnrpd(8), inews(1), and any
       other program that uses the GetModeratorAddress() routine (see libinn(3).)

       The  moderators	file is a list of associations between wildmat(3) patterns matching news-
       groups and the submission address for those newsgroups.	Blank lines  and  lines  starting
       with  a	number	sign  (``#'')  are  ignored.  All other lines should consist of those two
       fields separated by a colon.

       The second field, the submission address, may have at most  one	%s  anywhere  in  it;  if
       present,  this  will  be  replaced  by  the name of the newsgroup with periods replaced by
       dashes.	If there is a literal ``%'' in the submission address,	it  must  be  written  as
       ``%%'' (even if not followed by an ``s'').

       Here is a sample file:


       Using  the above file, postings to the moderated newsgroup in the left column will be sent
       to the address shown in the right column:

	      example.important    announce-request@example.com
	      example.x.announce   example-x-announce@smtp.example.com
	      gnu.emacs.sources    gnu-emacs-sources@prep.ai.mit.edu
	      comp.sources.unix    comp-sources-unix@moderators.isc.org

       Periods are converted to dashes for historical reasons, from back in the days when periods
       in the local part of addresses may not be handled correctly.  It's probably no longer nec-
       essary, but so much now depends on it that it can't be easily changed.

       It's intended that the sample moderators file included in the INN distribution  always  be
       sufficient  for	all world-wide newsgroups.  The hosts behind moderators.isc.org have gra-
       ciously volunteered to handle forwarding tasks for all world-wide newsgroups so that indi-
       vidual  sites  don't  have to keep track of the submission addresses for moderated groups.
       The  forwarding	database  used	by  moderators.isc.org	is  coordinated  by   moderators-
       request@isc.org;  if  you  know	of a world-wide newsgroup hierarchy that is not correctly
       handled by moderators.isc.org, please send the details to that address.

       Given that, the only thing you should have to add to the sample file under normal  circum-
       stances are the forwarding addresses for local or limited distribution moderated groups.

       Written	by  Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This is revision 1.6, dated

       inews(1), inn.conf(5), libinn(3), wildmat(3).


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