moderators - mail addresses for moderated Usenet newsgroups
The GetModeratorAddress(3) routine reads the file
<config$_PATH_MODERATORS> (typically /var/news/etc/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
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:
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 1.15, dated 1996/09/06.
inews(1) , inn.conf(5) , libinn(3) , wildmat(3) .
You can find a summary and links related to this topic
as part of the Mib Software Usenet RKT.