Provided by: inn_1.7.2q-40build2_i386
moderators - mail addresses for moderated Usenet newsgroups
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
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:
Using the above file, postings to the moderated newsgroup in the left
column will be sent to the address shown in the right column:
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.15, dated 1996/09/06.
inews(1), inn.conf(5), libinn(3), wildmat(3).