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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).