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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for news2mail (redhat section 8)

NEWS2MAIL(8)			     System Manager's Manual			     NEWS2MAIL(8)

NAME
       news2mail - a channel script to gateway news into email.

SYNOPSIS
       news2mail

DESCRIPTION
       news2mail runs as a channel process underneath innd. It is set up as channel feed in news-
       feeds, with different mailing lists as funnel entries pointing to it (see below).

       news2mail uses a config file

	      <pathetc in inn.conf>/news2mail.cf

       to map mailing list names to email addresses.

       news2mail causes sendmail to queue the messages for later delivery (to avoid  DOS  attacks
       by mass postings). You must run 'sendmail -q' periodically to get the queue processed.

CONFIG FILE
       The config file format is simple: comments (start with ``#'') and blank lines are ignored.
       All other lines have two fields on them. The first is the list name and is what innd  uses
       (i.e.  the  site field of the entry in the newsfeeds file). The second field is the actual
       email address to send the article to. In the email message, the ``To''  header  will  have
       the mailing list name (i.e. the first field)

	      # list-name    address
	      big-red-ants@ucsd.edu    big-red-ants-digest@ucsd.edu
	      news-software@ucsd.edu   news-software-digest@ucsd.edu

       a set of newsfeeds entries for these lists would be:

	      n2m!:!*:Tc,Ac,Wn*:<PREFIX specified with --prefix at configure>/bin/news2mail

	      big-red-ants@ucsd.edu:rec.pets.redants.*:Tm:n2m!

	      news-software@ucsd.edu:news.software.nntp:Tm:n2m!

       news2mail  strips  most	article headers from the article before mailing. It leaves: From,
       Subject Date, Organization and Message-ID in there. It add a To header  with  the  mailing
       list name in it.

HISTORY
       news2mail  was  written by Brian Kantor. This man pagewas written by James Brister This is
       revision 1.2, dated 1998/12/09.

SEE ALSO
       ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innd(8), newsfeeds(5), shlock(1).

										     NEWS2MAIL(8)


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