Provided by: inn2_2.5.2+20110413-1_i386 bug

NAME

       motd.news - Message of the day information for feeders or readers

DESCRIPTION

       Two files, found in pathetc, contain local information for news feeders
       or news readers in a free-form format.  The entire files are returned
       verbatim to any client that issues the LIST MOTD command.  This might
       be used for new information, notification of upcoming downtime, or
       similar purposes.

       These files are named motd.innd (for news feeders) and motd.nnrpd (for
       news readers); they are used by innd and nnrpd, respectively.

       Make sure that these files are encoded in UTF-8.  They should also be
       "dot-stuffed", that is to say that a line beginning with a dot should
       have that dot doubled.

       Be aware that use of the LIST MOTD command is not widespread (though
       documented in RFC 6048) and most news clients will never ask for this
       file.

       If one or both of these files are missing, it is not an error.  The
       server will just send the client the appropriate response for an
       unmaintained motd.innd or motd.nnrpd file.

HISTORY

       Rewritten in POD by Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> for InterNetNews.

       $Id: motd.news.pod 9146 2010-10-30 09:55:04Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

       inn.conf(5).