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controlperm - responses to news control messages
controlperm controls how the news system responds to control messages
(specifically, at the moment, newgroup and rmgroup control messages).
It’s an ASCII text file, each line consisting of four fields separated
by white space.
The first field is a newsgroup pattern, as described in newssys(5),
specifying the newsgroup(s) to which the line applies.
The second field is either ‘‘any’’ or an Internet-style mail address.
If the latter form is used, the line applies only to control messages
from that author (with that address in the From header).
The third field is a set of opcode letters indicating which control
messages the line applies to:
The opcode letters can be in any order, e.g. either ‘‘nr’’ or ‘‘rn’’
indicates applicability to both newgroup and rmgroup.
The fourth field is a set of flag letters indicating how to respond to
a control message that meets all the applicability tests:
y Do it.
n Don’t do it.
q Don’t report it at all.
v Report it, and include the entire control message in the
Either y or n must be present. In the absence of both q and v, the
message is reported using a terse format.
The first line which is applicable to a control message governs the
response to that control message. If no line is applicable, the mes‐
sage is handled as if there was an applicable line with flag letters
news(5), newssys(5), RFC1036 (or successor)
Invented by Henry Spencer for the C News project.
Ought to be extended to the other control messages.
7 Sept 1994 CONTROLPERM(5cn)