nnrpd - NNTP server for on-campus hosts

     nnrpd [ -r reason ] [ -s title padding ] [ -S host ] [ -t ]

     Nnrpd is an NNTP server for newsreaders.   It  accepts  commands  on  its
     standard  input  and  responds  on  its  standard output.  It is normally
     invoked by innd(8)  with those descriptors attached  to  a  remote  client

     Unlike innd, nnrpd supports all NNTP commands for  user-oriented  reading
     and posting.

     Nnrpd uses the nnrp.access(5) file to control who is authorized to access
     the Usenet database.  When <config$NNRP_LOADLIMIT> is not 0, It will also
     reject   connections   if   the   load   average    is    greater    than
     <config$NNRP_LOADLIMIT> (typically 16.)

     On exit, nnrpd will report usage statistics through syslog(3).

     Nnrpd can accept multimedia postings that follow  the  MIME  standard  as
     long  as  such  postings  are  also acceptible as SMTP messages.  See the
     discussion of the MIME headers in inn.conf(5).


     -r   If the ``-r'' flag is used, then  nnrpd  will  reject  the  incoming
          connection  giving  reason  as  the text.  This flag is used by innd
          when it is paused or throttled.

     -s   As each command is received, nnrpd  tries  to  change  its  ``argv''
          array  so  that ps(1) will print out the command being executed.  To
          get a full display, the ``-s'' flag may be used with a  long  string
          as  its argument, which will be overwritten when the program changes
          its title.

     -t   If the ``-t'' flag is used then  all  client  commands  and  initial
          responses  will be traced by reporting them in syslog.  This flag is
          set by innd under the control of the ctlinnd(8)   ``trace''  command,
          and is toggled upon receipt of a SIGHUP; see signal(2).

     -S   If the ``-S'' flag is used, then all postings are forwarded  to  the
          specified  host,  which should be the master NNTP server.  This flag
          is set by innd if it is started with the ``-S'' flag.

     Nnrpd implements the NNTP commands defined in RFC 977, with the following

     1.   The ``ihave'' command is not implemented.  Users should be using the
          ``post'' command to post articles.

     2    The ``slave'' command is not implemented.  This  command  has  never
          been fully defined.

     3    The  ``list''  command  may  be  followed  by  the   optional   word
          ``active.times'',        ``distributions'',        ``distrib.pats'',
          ``newsgroups'', ``subscriptions'', or ``overview.fmt'' to get a list
          of when newsgroups where created, a list of valid  distributions,  a
          file   specifying  default  distribution  patterns,  a  one-per-line
          description of  the  current  set  of  newsgroups,  a  list  of  the
          automatic  group  subscriptions, or a listing of the overview.fmt(5)
          file.  The command ``list active'' is  equivalent  to  the  ``list''
          command.  This is a common extension.

     4.   The ``xhdr'', ``authinfo user'', and ``authinfo pass'' commands  are
          implemented.   These are based on the reference Unix implementation;
          no other documentation is available.

     5.   A new command, ``xpat header range|MessageID pat [morepat...]'',  is
          provided.   The  first  argument is the case-insensitive name of the
          header to be searched.  The second argument  is  either  an  article
          range  or  a  single Message-ID, as specified in RFC 977.  The third
          argument is a wildmat(3) -style  pattern;  if  there  are  additional
          arguments  they  are  joined together separated by a single space to
          form the complete pattern.  This command is similar to the  ``xhdr''
          command.   It  returns  a  221  response  code, followed by the text
          response of all article numbers that match the pattern.

     6.   The ``listgroup group'' command is  provided.   This  is  a  comment
          extension.   It  is equivalent to the ``group'' command, except that
          the reply is a  multi-line  response  containing  the  list  of  all
          article numbers in the group.

     7.   The ``xgtitle [group]'' command is provided.  This extension is used
          by  ANU-News.   It  returns a 282 reply code, followed by a one-line
          description of all newsgroups that match the pattern.   The  default
          is the current group.

     8.   The ``xover [range]'' command is provided.  It returns a  224  reply
          code,  followed  by  the  overview data for the specified range; the
          default is to return the data for the current article.

     9.   The ``xpath MessageID'' command is provided; see innd(8) .

     10.  The ``date'' command is provided; this is based on  the  draft  NNTP
          protocol  revision.   It  returns  a  one-line  response code of 111
          followed by the GMT  date  and  time  on  the  server  in  the  form

     Written by Rich $alz  <rsalz@uunet.uu.net>  for  InterNetNews.   Overview
     support  added  by  Rob  Robertston <rob@violet.berkeley.edu> and Rich in
     January, 1993.  This is revision 1.14, dated 1996/10/29.

     ctlinnd(8) , innd(8) , inn.conf(5) , nnrp.access(5) , signal(2), wildmat(3) .

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