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 submission
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) pat-
terns matching newsgroups and the submission address for those news-
groups. 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 any-
where in it; if present, this will be replaced by the name of the news-
group with periods replaced by dashes. If there is a literal ``%'' in
the submission address, it must be written as ``%%'' (even if not fol-
lowed 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:
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 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 dis-
tribution 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 coordi-
nated by firstname.lastname@example.org; if you know of a world-wide news-
group 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.
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 126.96.36.199, dated 1999/06/12.
inews(1), inn.conf(5), libinn(3), wildmat(3).
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