This is a companion file of active that contains a list
of each newsgroup name along with a one-line description of its main topic.
This file is automatically updated when C News receives a
checknews control message.
If you have a lot of local groups, you can keep C News from complaining about
them each time you receive a checkgroups message by putting their names and descriptions in this file, just as they would
appear in newsgroups.
This file contains the moderator's address for each moderated group. Each
line contains the group name followed by the moderator's email address
(offset by a tab).
Two special entries are provided as defaults:
internet. Both provide, in bang-path
notation, the path to the nearest backbone site and the site that understands
RFC-822 style addresses ([email protected]).
The default entries are:
You do not have to change the internet entry if you have
exim or sendmail installed; they
understand RFC-822 addressing.
The backbone entry is used whenever a
user posts to a moderated group whose moderator is not listed explicitly. If
the newsgroup's name is alt.sewer
and the backbone entry contains
path!%s, C News will mail the
article to path!alt-sewer, hoping
that the backbone machine is able to forward the article. To find out which
path to use, ask the news-admin at the site that feeds you. As a last resort,
you can also use uunet.uu.net!%s.
This file is not really a C News file, but is used by some newsreaders
and nntpd. It contains the list of distributions recognized
by your site and a description of their (intended) effects. For example,
Virtual Brewery has the following file:
world everywhere in the world
local Only local to this site
nl Netherlands only
mugnet MUGNET only
fr France only
de Germany only
brewery Virtual Brewery only
This file contains a log of all C News activities. It is culled regularly by
running newsdaily ; copies of the old log files are kept in
log.o, log.oo, etc.
This is a log of all error messages created by C News. These messages do not include
logs of articles junked due to being sent to an invalid wrong group or other
user errors. This file is mailed to the newsmaster
(usenet by default)
automatically by newsdaily if it is not found empty.
errlog is cleared by newsdaily.
errlog.o keeps old copies and companions.
This file logs all runs of sendbatches. It is usually of scant
interest. It is also attended by newsdaily.
This is an empty file created each time newswatch runs.