|4.2.11. Log and config files|
INN keeps its databases, and some control files their own directory, typically named /usr/local/news. Log files are kept in /var/log/news. There are many parameters in this section that refer to files within this directory. Some sites will want to globally replace ``/usr/local/news'' with something like ``/var/news'', and ``/usr/lib/newsbin'' with ``/var/newsbin'' There are two files that contain access passwords, _PATH_NNTPPASS and _PATH_NNRPACCESS. The default location for these files is in /usr/local/etc, so that it is generally safe to export /usr/local/news (read-only is probably best). INN programs do extensive logging, and the daily maintenance scripts do extensive summary reports and analysis of them. It might take you some time to learn your way around the INN logging system; start by reading the newslog manpages in the doc directory.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]