|4.2.3. Ownerships and file modes|
The NNTP server needs to open the NNTP port; it is port number 119, which requires root access. This is the only part of INN that needs this privilege: all other programs can run under the distinct user and group id specified by the NEWSUSER and NEWSGROUP parameters. Most news administration tasks must be done as user NEWSUSER (see the explanation of ctlinnd below). In addition, inews will only let the NEWSUSER user or members of the NEWSGROUP group post control messages other than cancel. Some INN scripts (primarily the control message scripts and the daily maintenance script) need to send email to the news maintainer. The NEWSMASTER parameter specifies the right address. This is most often the login name of the account which has NEWSUSER as its user id; use an alias to forward it to the right people. Some Usenet sites still use the Path header line to generate their email reply messages. Using the Path has never been guaranteed to work, and INN tries to help stop this practice by refusing to generate valid Path addresses. The PATHMASTER parameter specifies what inews should put at the tail end of the Path line. If your NEWSMASTER mailbox is getting cluttered, then you might want to change this to be an alias that rejects the message or drops it into the bit-bucket. The default value is ``not-for-mail'' which usually results in bounced email. The xxx_MODE parameters specify the permissions for articles and directories created within the spool area, and the active file, all of which are owned by user id NEWSUSER.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]