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SuSE 11.3 - man page for moderators (suse section 5)

MODERATORS(5)			    InterNetNews Documentation			    MODERATORS(5)

NAME
       moderators - Submission addresses for moderated groups

DESCRIPTION
       When an unapproved article is posted locally to a moderated newsgroup, it is not passed
       off to innd for normal handling; instead, it is sent via e-mail to the submission address
       for that newsgroup.  The submission address is determined using this configuration file.

       The file pathetc/moderators is a list of associations between uwildmat(3) patterns
       matching newsgroups and the submission address for those newsgroups.  Blank lines and
       lines starting with a number sign ("#") are ignored.  All other lines should consist of
       two fields separated by a colon:

	   <pattern>:<address>

       The first field is a uwildmat(3) pattern matching the group or groups to which this line
       applies.  The first matching line is used, so more specific patterns should be listed
       before general patterns.

       The second field, the submission address, should be a simple e-mail address with one
       exception:  at most one %s may occur anywhere in the address.  If present, it will be
       replaced by the name of the newsgroup, with all periods in the name changed to dashes
       ("-").  If there is a literal "%" in the submission address, it must be written as "%%",
       even if not followed by an "s".

       With the %s syntax, periods are converted to dashes for historical reasons, from back in
       the days when periods in the local part of addresses were not always handled correctly.
       It's probably no longer necessary, 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
       graciously volunteered to handle forwarding tasks for all world-wide newsgroups so that
       individual 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
       circumstances are the forwarding addresses for local or limited-distribution moderated
       groups.

       If this file doesn't exist, or if a post is made to a moderated group that has no matching
       entry in this file, nnrpd falls back on the value of moderatormailer set in inn.conf and,
       failing that, rejects the post.

EXAMPLES
       Here is a sample file:

	   example.important:announce@example.com
	   example.*:%s@smtp.example.com
	   *:%s@moderators.isc.org

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

	   example.important   announce@example.com
	   example.x-announce  example-x-announce@smtp.example.com
	   alt.dev.null        alt-dev-null@moderators.isc.org

       Note that periods are changed to dashes and dashes are left alone with the %s syntax, so
       two moderated newsgroups whose names differ only by changing a period to a dash would go
       to the same address.  Such newsgroup pairs should therefore not be created.

HISTORY
       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  Rewritten in POD by Russ
       Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>.

       $Id: moderators.pod 8830 2009-11-29 16:49:59Z iulius $

SEE ALSO
       inn.conf(5), nnrpd(8), uwildmat(3).

INN 2.5.2				    2010-02-08				    MODERATORS(5)


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