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NAME

       inn.conf - configuration data for InterNetNews programs

DESCRIPTION

       The  file  /etc/news/inn.conf  is used to determine various parameters.
       Blank lines and lines starting with a number sign (``#'') are  ignored.
       All  other  lines specify parameters that may be read, and should be of
       the following form:
              name : [optional whitespace] value
       Everything after the whitespace and up to the end of the line is  taken
       as  the value; multi-word values should not be put in quotes.  The case
       of names is significant — server is not the same as Server or SERVER.

       Some parameters specified in the file may be overridden by  environment
       variables, and some file parameters may be used to mask real data, such
       as when hiding a cluster of  hosts  behind  a  single  electronic  mail
       hostname.  The current set of parameters is as follows:

       fromhost
              This  is  the  name  of  the  host to use when building the From
              header line.  The default is the fully-qualified domain name  of
              the local host.  The value of the FROMHOST environment variable,
              if it exists, overrides this.

       moderatormailer
              This names the default machine that contains forwarding  aliases
              for  all moderated groups.  It is only used if the moderators(5)
              file doesn't exist, or if the group is not matched by that file.
              The value is interpreted as a pattern match; see moderators(5).

       organization
              This  specifies  what to put in the Organization header if it is
              blank.  The value of the ORGANIZATION environment  variable,  if
              it exists, overrides this.

       pathhost
              This specifies how to name the local site when building the Path
              header line.  The default is the fully-qualified domain name  of
              the local host.

       server This  specifies  the name of the NNTP server to which an article
              should be posted.   The  value  of  the  NNTPSERVER  environment
              variable, if it exists, overrides this.

       domain This should be the domain name of the local host.  It should not
              have a leading period, and it should not be a full host address.
              It  is  used only if the GetFQDN routine in libinn(3) cannot get
              the  fully-qualified   domain   name   by   using   either   the
              gethostname(2)  or  gethostbyname(3)  calls.   The check is very
              simple; if either routine returns a name with a  period  in  it,
              then it is assumed to have the full domain name.

       nntpport
              This  is  the TCP port INN is accepting connections on. This can
              be changed, for example if you want to run in.nnrpd  from  inetd
              on port 119.  The default value is ``119.''

       useactived
              When  this  parameter is enabled (``yes''), nnrpd will try using
              the actived program.  The default value is ``no''.

       The inewsport parameter is only used by inews when posting an article.

       Three parameters are used only by nnrpd when  accepting  postings  from
       clients:

       mime-version
              If  this parameter is present, then nnrpd will add the necessary
              MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) headers to all  any
              articles that do not have a Mime-Version header.  This parameter
              specifies the MIME version, and should normally be ``1.0''.

       mime-contenttype
              If MIME headers are being added, this  parameter  specifies  the
              value   of  the  Content-Type  header.   The  default  value  is
              ``text/plain; charset=US-ASCII.''

       mime-encoding
              If MIME headers are being added, this  parameter  specifies  the
              value  of  the  Content-Transfer-Encoding  header.   The default
              value is ``7bit.''

       Note  that  this  file  can  be  identical  on  all  machines   in   an
       organization.

EXAMPLE

              fromhost:           foo.com
              moderatormailer:    %s@uunet.uu.net
              organization:       Foo, Incorporated
              #pathhost -- use FQDN.
              server:             news.foo.com
              domain: foo.com

       This  file  is intended to be fairly static; any changes made to it are
       typically not reflected until a program restarts.

HISTORY

       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   This  is
       revision 1.16, dated 1996/09/06.

SEE ALSO

       libinn(3), moderators(5).

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