Mail addresses for moderated usenet newsgroups
The GetModeratorAddress(3) routine reads the file /etc/news/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 starting 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 transliterated to dashes.
Here is a sample file:
foo.important:[email protected] foo.*:%[email protected] gnu.*:%[email protected] *:%[email protected]
Using the above file, postings to the moderated newsgroup in the left column will be sent to the address shown in the right column:
foo.important [email protected] foo.x.announce [email protected] gnu.emacs.sources [email protected] comp.sources.unix [email protected]
Written by Rich $alz <[email protected]> for InterNetNews. This is revision \$3, dated \$4.