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NAME

       moderators - mail addresses for moderated Usenet newsgroups

DESCRIPTION

       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 newsgroup.

       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:
              foo.important:announce-request@foo.com
              foo.*:%s@mailer.foo.com
              gnu.*:%s@prep.ai.mit.edu
              *:%s@uunet.uu.net
       Using the above file, postings to the moderated newsgroup in the left column will be  sent
       to the address shown in the right column:
              foo.important       announce-request@foo.com
              foo.x.announce      foo-x-announce@mailer.foo.com
              gnu.emacs.sources   gnu-emacs-sources@prep.ai.mit.edu
              comp.sources.unix   comp-sources-unix@uunet.uu.net

HISTORY

       Written  by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This is revision 1.15, dated
       1996/09/06.

SEE ALSO

       inews(1), inn.conf(5), libinn(3), wildmat(3).

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