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|Subject: (7.16) More about the "to.*" groups|
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>1) Why did my local INN act on the sendsys posted to to.neighbor?to.* groups aren't magic to INN. Your system received the message,
it acted on it.
>2) Why did my neighbor send the cmsg to all of his neighbors?See 3.
>3) Is is related to having the "control" group in our newsgroups patterns?Yes.
> The INN docs say you probably don't want to do this, but they don't say > why.Actually, they do. This is from innd(8):
Sites may explicitly have the ``control'' newsgroup in their
subscription list, although it is usually best to exclude it. If a control message is posted to a group whose name ends with the four characters ``.ctl'' then the suffix is stripped off and what is left is used as the group name. For example, a cancel message posted to ``news.admin.misc.ctl'' will be sent to all sites that subscribe to ``control'' or ``news.admin.misc''.There is also a pointer to this in newsfeeds(5).
> But I still need it in my active file, right?
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