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        inn.conf - configuration data for InterNetNews programs


        The  file  /etc/news/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
               file doesn’t exist, or if the group is not matched by that file.
               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.
libinn(3)  cannot  get
               the  fully-qualified  domain  name  by using either the gethost‐
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.
               This is the TCP port INN is accepting connections on.  This  can
               be  changed,  for example if you want to run in.nnrpd from inetd
               on port 119.  The default value is ‘‘119.’’
               When this parameter is enabled (‘‘yes’’), nnrpd will  try  using
               the actived program.  The default value is ‘‘no’’.
        The  inewsport parameter is only used by inews when posting an article.
        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‐


               fromhost:           foo.com
               moderatormailer:    %s@uunet.uu.net
               organization:       Foo, Incorporated
               #pathhost -- use FQDN.
               server:             news.foo.com
               domain: foo.com
        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 <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for  InterNetNews.   This  is
        revision 1.16, dated 1996/09/06.


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