MODERATORS(5)MODERATORS(5)NAMEmoderators - mail addresses for moderated Usenet newsgroups
The GetModeratorAddress(3) routine reads the file
/var/spool/news/data/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 start‐
ing 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 transliter‐
ated 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 <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.13, dated 1993/01/29.
SEE ALSOinews(1), inn.conf(5), libinn(3), wildmat(3).