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NAME

       inncheck - check inn configuration and database files.

SYNOPSIS

       inncheck [ -a ] [ -v ] [ -pedantic ] [ -f ] [ -perm ] [ -noperm ] [ file=value | file ]

DESCRIPTION

       Inncheck  examines  various  configuration  files  and databases and verifies things about
       them. Things verified depend on the file being checked,  but  generally  are  things  like
       permissions, ownership, syntax errors in config files etc.

       Inncheck does not make changes to any files — it just reports what it thinks may be wrong,
       and it is up to the operator to fix the problem.

       The set of files checked may be restricted by using  file  or  file=value  arguments.  For
       example,  putting  hosts.nntp  causes  only  the  hosts.nntp(5)  file to be checked. Using
       hosts.nntp=/tmp/hosts.nntp.tst on the command line will cause inncheck to only verify  the
       hosts.nntp  file,  and it will perform the checks on the file /tmp/hosts.nntp file instead
       of the default one.

       Valid values for file are:

                  active
                  control.ctl
                  expire.ctl
                  hosts.nntp
                  inn.conf
                  moderators
                  newsfeeds
                  overview.fmt
                  nnrp.access
                  nntpsend.ctl
                  passwd.nntp

OPTIONS

       -a     If any ``file'' value or ``file=value'' pairs (see below) are given, then  normally
              only  the  files they refer to are checked. Use the ``-a'' flag to specify that all
              files should be checked regardless. In this case the form file=value  will  be  the
              more useful.

       -v     Use the ``-v'' option to get more verbose output.

       -pedantic
              Use the ``-pedantic option to get reports on things that are not necessarily wrong,
              but may indicate a bad configuration — such as inn.conf(5) missing a key.

       -f     Use the ``-f'' flag  to  have  inncheck  print  the  appropriate  chown/chgrp/chmod
              command necessary to fix a problem that it reports.  Any other output lines will be
              prefixed with a ``#'' character to make the output be  valid  input  for  a  shell.
              Note that the ``-perm'' flag must be used as well when using this flag.

       -perm  Inncheck  checks all files for permission problems.  If the ``-perm'' flag is used,
              then only the files specified by the file or file=value command line arguments will
              be checked for problems other than permission problems.

       -noperm
              To  avoid  doing any checking of file permissions or ownership, use the ``-noperm''
              option.

EXAMPLES

       To have inncheck check all files for syntax and permission problems simply:

              inncheck

       To have inncheck check all files for permission problems and to verify the syntax  of  the
       active and hosts.nntp files do:

              inncheck -perm active hosts.nntp

       To have inncheck check the test newsfeeds file in /var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing, do:

              inncheck newsfeeds=/var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing

       To  have  inncheck  check  all  the  files as it normally does, but to specify a different
       location for the newsfeeds file, so:

              inncheck -a newsfeeds=/var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing

BUGS

       If the ``-f'' and ``-perm'' options are used together, along with -a or some  ``file''  or
       ``file=value''  arguments that refer to a file with a syntax problem, then the output will
       no longer be valid input for a shell.

HISTORY

       Written by Brendan Kehoe <brendan@cygnus.com> and Rich Salz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net>  This  is
       revision 1.1, dated 1996/10/29.

SEE ALSO

       active(5), expire.ctl(5), history(5), hosts.nntp(5), inn.conf(5), newsfeeds(5)

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