inncheck - check inn configuration and database files.
inncheck [ -a ] [ -v ] [ -pedantic ] [ -f ] [ -perm ] [ -noperm ] [ file=value | file ]
Inncheck examines various configuration files and databases and verifies things about
them. Things verified depend on the file being checked, but generally are things like per-
missions, ownership, syntax errors in config files etc.
Inncheck does not make changes to any files -- it just reports what it thinks may be
wrong, and it is up to the operator to fix the problem.
The set of files checked may be restricted by using file or file=value arguments. For
example, putting incoming.conf causes only the incoming.conf(5) file to be checked. Using
incoming.conf=/tmp/incoming.conf on the command line will cause inncheck to only verify
the incoming.conf file, and it will perform the checks on the file /tmp/incoming.conf file
instead of the default one.
Valid values for file are:
-a If any ``file'' value or ``file=value'' pairs (see below) are given, then normally
only the files they refer to are checked. Use the ``-a'' flag to specify that all
files should be checked regardless. In this case the form file=value will be the
-v Use the ``-v'' option to get more verbose output.
Use the ``-pedantic'' option to get reports on things that are not necessarily
wrong, but may indicate a bad configuration -- such as inn.conf(5) missing a key.
-f Use the ``-f'' flag to have inncheck print the appropriate chown/chgrp/chmod com-
mand necessary to fix a problem that it reports. Any other output lines will be
prefixed with a ``#'' character to make the output be valid input for a shell.
Note that the ``-perm'' flag must be used as well when using this flag.
-perm Inncheck checks all files for permission problems. If the ``-perm'' flag is used,
then only the files specified by the file or file=value command line arguments will
be checked for problems other than permission problems.
To avoid doing any checking of file permissions or ownership, use the ``-noperm''
To have inncheck check all files for syntax and permission problems simply:
To have inncheck check all files for permission problems and to verify the syntax of the
active and incoming.conf files do:
inncheck -perm active incoming.conf
To have inncheck check the test newsfeeds file in /var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing, do:
To have inncheck check all the files as it normally does, but to specify a different loca-
tion for the newsfeeds file, so:
inncheck -a newsfeeds=/var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing
If the ``-f'' and ``-perm'' options are used together, along with ``-a'' or some ``file''
or ``file=value'' arguments that refer to a file with a syntax problem, then the output
will no longer be valid input for a shell.
Written by Brendan Kehoe <email@example.com> and Rich Salz <firstname.lastname@example.org> This is
revision 1.5, dated 1998/10/30.
active(5), expire.ctl(5), history(5), incoming.conf(5), inn.conf(5), newsfeeds(5)