news2mail



NEWS2MAIL(8)                                                      NEWS2MAIL(8)




NAME

       news2mail - a channel script to gateway news into email.


SYNOPSIS

       news2mail


DESCRIPTION

       news2mail  runs  as  a channel process underneath innd. It is set up as
       channel feed in newsfeeds,  with  different  mailing  lists  as  funnel
       entries pointing to it (see below).

       news2mail uses a config file

              <pathetc in inn.conf>/news2mail.cf

       to map mailing list names to email addresses.

       news2mail  causes sendmail to queue the messages for later delivery (to
       avoid DOS attacks by mass postings). You must run ’sendmail -q’ period-
       ically to get the queue processed.


CONFIG FILE

       The config file format is simple: comments (start with ‘‘#’’) and blank
       lines are ignored. All other lines have two fields on them.  The  first
       is  the  list  name  and  is what innd uses (i.e. the site field of the
       entry in the newsfeeds file). The second  field  is  the  actual  email
       address to send the article to. In the email message, the ‘‘To’’ header
       will have the mailing list name (i.e. the first field).

              # list-name             address
              big-red-ants@ucsd.edu   big-red-ants-digest@ucsd.edu
              news-software@ucsd.edu  news-software-digest@ucsd.edu

       a set of newsfeeds entries for these lists would be:

              n2m!:!*:Tc,Ac,Wn*:<pathbin in inn.conf>/news2mail

              big-red-ants@ucsd.edu:rec.pets.redants.*:Tm:n2m!

              news-software@ucsd.edu:news.software.nntp:Tm:n2m!

       news2mail strips most article headers from the article before  mailing.
       It leaves: From, Subject Date, Organization and Message-ID in there. It
       add a To header with the mailing list name in it.


HISTORY

       news2mail was written by Brian Kantor. This man  page  was  written  by
       James Brister.  This is revision 1.3, dated 2002/12/03.


SEE ALSO

       ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innd(8), newsfeeds(5), shlock(1).




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