inn.conf - configuration data for InterNetNews programs


   The  file  /etc/news/inn.conf  is used to determine various parameters.
   Blank lines and lines starting with a number sign (``#'') are  ignored.
   All  other  lines specify parameters that may be read, and should be of
   the following form:
          name : [optional whitespace] value
   Everything after the whitespace and up to the end of the line is  taken
   as  the value; multi-word values should not be put in quotes.  The case
   of names is significant --- server is not the same as Server or SERVER.

   Some parameters specified in the file may be overridden by  environment
   variables, and some file parameters may be used to mask real data, such
   as when hiding a cluster of  hosts  behind  a  single  electronic  mail
   hostname.  The current set of parameters is as follows:

          This  is  the  name  of  the  host to use when building the From
          header line.  The default is the fully-qualified domain name  of
          the local host.  The value of the FROMHOST environment variable,
          if it exists, overrides this.

          This names the default machine that contains forwarding  aliases
          for  all moderated groups.  It is only used if the moderators(5)
          file doesn't exist, or if the group is not matched by that file.
          The value is interpreted as a pattern match; see moderators(5).

          This  specifies  what to put in the Organization header if it is
          blank.  The value of the ORGANIZATION environment  variable,  if
          it exists, overrides this.

          This specifies how to name the local site when building the Path
          header line.  The default is the fully-qualified domain name  of
          the local host.

   server This  specifies  the name of the NNTP server to which an article
          should be posted.   The  value  of  the  NNTPSERVER  environment
          variable, if it exists, overrides this.

   domain This should be the domain name of the local host.  It should not
          have a leading period, and it should not be a full host address.
          It  is  used only if the GetFQDN routine in libinn(3) cannot get
          the  fully-qualified   domain   name   by   using   either   the
          gethostname(2)  or  gethostbyname(3)  calls.   The check is very
          simple; if either routine returns a name with a  period  in  it,
          then it is assumed to have the full domain name.

          This  is  the TCP port INN is accepting connections on. This can
          be changed, for example if you want to run in.nnrpd  from  inetd
          on port 119.  The default value is ``119.''

          When  this  parameter is enabled (``yes''), nnrpd will try using
          the actived program.  The default value is ``no''.

   The inewsport parameter is only used by inews when posting an article.

   Three parameters are used only by nnrpd when  accepting  postings  from

          If  this parameter is present, then nnrpd will add the necessary
          MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) headers to all  any
          articles that do not have a Mime-Version header.  This parameter
          specifies the MIME version, and should normally be ``1.0''.

          If MIME headers are being added, this  parameter  specifies  the
          value   of  the  Content-Type  header.   The  default  value  is
          ``text/plain; charset=US-ASCII.''

          If MIME headers are being added, this  parameter  specifies  the
          value  of  the  Content-Transfer-Encoding  header.   The default
          value is ``7bit.''

   Note  that  this  file  can  be  identical  on  all  machines   in   an


          organization:       Foo, Incorporated
          #pathhost -- use FQDN.

   This  file  is intended to be fairly static; any changes made to it are
   typically not reflected until a program restarts.


   Written by Rich $alz <> for  InterNetNews.   This  is
   revision 1.16, dated 1996/09/06.


   libinn(3), moderators(5).



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