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motd.news - Message of the day information for feeders or readers
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
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
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.
Rewritten in POD by Russ Allbery <email@example.com> for InterNetNews.
$Id: motd.news.pod 9146 2010-10-30 09:55:04Z iulius $