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NAME

       moderators - mail addresses for moderated Usenet newsgroups

DESCRIPTION

       The  GetModeratorAddress(3) routine reads the file /etc/news/moderators
       to determine how to reach the moderator of a newsgroup.  This  is  used
       by  inews(1)  when  an  unapproved local posting is made to a moderated
       newsgroup.

       The file is read until  a  match  is  found.   Blank  lines  and  lines
       starting  with  a  number  sign  (‘‘#’’)  are ignored.  All other lines
       should consist of two fields separated by a colon.

       The first field is a wildmat(3)-style pattern.  If it matches the  name
       of  the newsgroup, then the second field is taken to be a format string
       for sprintf(3).  This string should have  at  most  one  %s  parameter,
       which   will   be   given  the  name  of  the  newsgroup  with  periods
       transliterated to dashes.

       Here is a sample file:
              foo.important:announce-request@foo.com
              foo.*:%s@mailer.foo.com
              gnu.*:%s@prep.ai.mit.edu
              *:%s@uunet.uu.net
       Using the above file, postings to the moderated newsgroup in  the  left
       column will be sent to the address shown in the right column:
              foo.important       announce-request@foo.com
              foo.x.announce      foo-x-announce@mailer.foo.com
              gnu.emacs.sources   gnu-emacs-sources@prep.ai.mit.edu
              comp.sources.unix   comp-sources-unix@uunet.uu.net

HISTORY

       Written  by  Rich  $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This is
       revision 1.15, dated 1996/09/06.

SEE ALSO

       inews(1), inn.conf(5), libinn(3), wildmat(3).

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