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ACTIVE.TIMES(5)		  InterNetNews Documentation	       ACTIVE.TIMES(5)

       active.times - List of local creation times of newsgroups

       The file	pathdb/active.times provides a chronological record of when
       newsgroups were created on the local server.  This file is normally
       updated by mod-active and innd whenever a newgroup control message is
       processed or a "ctlinnd newgroup" command is issued, and	is used	by
       nnrpd to	answer NEWGROUPS requests.

       Each line consists of three fields:

	   <name> <time> <creator>

       The first field is the name of the newsgroup.  The second field is the
       time it was created, expressed as the number of seconds since the
       epoch.  The third field is plain	text intended to describe the entity
       that created the	newsgroup.  This field is encoded in UTF-8 and is
       usually the e-mail address of the person	who created the	group, as
       specified in the	control	message	or on the ctlinnd command line,	or the
       newsmaster specified at configure time if no creator argument was given
       to ctlinnd (by default, it is "usenet").

       You can get the active.times file of another NNTP server	with

       The line:

	  news.admin.moderation	1175716803 <>

       shows that the newsgroup	news.admin.moderation was created on April
       4th, 2007, at 20:00:03 UTC.  This date can be obtained for instance
       with "convdate -dc 1175716803" (convdate(1) is shipped with INN)	or
       "date -u	-d "Jan	1, 1970	00:00:00 +0000 + 1175716803 seconds"".	It is
       when the	newsgroup was locally created; in this example,	it is when a
       control message sent by "" was received and
       processed by the	news server (see control.ctl(5)	for more details).
       Therefore, the time is not necessarily the same on every	news server.

       Written by Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews.  Converted
       to POD by Russ Allbery <>.

       $Id: active.times.pod 9971 2015-12-10 20:30:10Z iulius $

       active(5), convdate(1), ctlinnd(8), getlist(1), inn.conf(5), innd(8),
       mod-active(8), nnrpd(8).

INN 2.6.3			  2016-10-07		       ACTIVE.TIMES(5)


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