inncheck - check inn configuration and database files.
inncheck [ -a ] [ -v ] [ -pedantic ] [ -f ] [ -perm ] [ -noperm ] [
file=value | file ]
Inncheck examines various configuration files and databases and veri-
fies things about them. Things verified depend on the file being
checked, but generally are things like permissions, ownership, syntax
errors in config files, etc.
Inncheck does not make changes to any files — it just reports what it
thinks may be wrong, and it is up to the operator to fix the problem.
The set of files checked may be restricted by using file or file=value
arguments. For example, putting incoming.conf causes only the incom-
ing.conf file to be checked. Using incoming.conf=/tmp/incoming.conf on
the command line will cause inncheck to only verify the incoming.conf
file, and it will perform the checks on the file /tmp/incoming.conf
file instead of the default one.
Valid values for file are:
-a If any ‘‘file’’ value or ‘‘file=value’’ pairs (see below) are
given, then normally only the files they refer to are checked.
Use the ‘‘-a’’ flag to specify that all files should be checked
regardless. In this case the form file=value will be the more
-v Use the ‘‘-v’’ option to get more verbose output.
Use the ‘‘-pedantic’’ option to get reports on things that are
not necessarily wrong, but may indicate a bad configuration —
such as inn.conf missing a key.
-f Use the ‘‘-f’’ flag to have inncheck print the appropriate
chown/chgrp/chmod command necessary to fix a problem that it
reports. Any other output lines will be prefixed with a ‘‘#’’
character to make the output be valid input for a shell. Note
that the ‘‘-perm’’ flag must be used as well when using this
-perm Inncheck checks all files for permission problems. If the
‘‘-perm’’ flag is used, then only the files specified by the
file or file=value command line arguments will be checked for
problems other than permission problems.
To avoid doing any checking of file permissions or ownership,
use the ‘‘-noperm’’ option.
To have inncheck check all files for syntax and permission problems
To have inncheck check all files for permission problems and to verify
the syntax of the active and incoming.conf files do:
inncheck -perm active incoming.conf
To fix the permissions problems noted in the output of the above com-
mand, modify it as follow:
inncheck -f -perm | sh
To have inncheck check the test newsfeeds file in /var/tmp/news-
To have inncheck check all the files as it normally does, but to spec-
ify a different location for the newsfeeds file, so:
inncheck -a newsfeeds=/var/tmp/newsfeeds.testing
If the ‘‘-f’’ and ‘‘-perm’’ options are used together, along with
‘‘-a’’ or some ‘‘file’’ or ‘‘file=value’’ arguments that refer to a
file with a syntax problem, then the output will no longer be valid
input for a shell.
Written by Brendan Kehoe <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich Salz
<email@example.com> This is revision 1.6, dated 2002/12/03.
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