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INN.CONF(5)							   INN.CONF(5)

       inn.conf - configuration data for InterNetNews programs

       The  file  /var/spool/news/data/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 host‐
       name.  The current set of parameters is as follows:

	      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.

	      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).

	      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.

	      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 vari‐
	      able, 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  gethost‐
	      name(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.

       Three  parameters  are  used only by nnrpd when accepting postings from

	      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''.

	      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.''

	      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 organiza‐

	      organization:	  Foo, Incorporated
	      #pathhost -- use FQDN.

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

       Written	by  Rich  $alz <> for InterNetNews.  This is
       revision 1.14, dated 1993/01/29.

       libinn(3), moderators(5).


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