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DISTRIBUTIONS(5)	  InterNetNews Documentation	      DISTRIBUTIONS(5)

NAME
       distributions - Recommended values for the Distribution:	header

DESCRIPTION
       The file	pathetc/distributions contains a list of relevant
       distributions and their descriptions.  It provides local	information
       for posters who wish to add a Distribution: header to their articles so
       as to restrict their propagation, although it does not guarantee	that
       such articles will not leak elsewhere because of	a misconfiguration of
       a news server to	which they are fed.  See newsfeeds(5) for more
       information about how a news server handles the Distribution: header.

       Each line of this file consists of a distribution area followed by its
       description (encoded in UTF-8) after at least a whitespace.  For
       instance:

	   fr	   Local to France.
	   local   Local to this news server.
	   nj	   Local to New	Jersey.
	   usa	   Local to the	United States of America.

       Blank lines and lines beginning with a number sign ("#")	are ignored.

       Any client that issues the LIST DISTRIBUTIONS command obtain these
       recommended values, if available.  However, be aware that use of	the
       LIST DISTRIBUTIONS command is not widespread (though documented in
       RFC 6048) and most news clients will never ask for this file.

       If this file is empty, it is not	an error.  The server will just	send
       the client an empty response.  And if the file is missing, the server
       will also send the client an appropriate	response to indicate that the
       distributions list is not maintained on the server.

       The Distribution: header	can also be automatically set by nnrpd if
       distrib.pats(5) is correctly configured.

HISTORY
       Written by Julien Elie for InterNetNews.

       $Id: distributions.pod 9137 2010-10-29 18:09:12Z	iulius $

SEE ALSO
       distrib.pats(5),	newsfeeds(5), nnrpd(8).

INN 2.7.0			  2010-10-30		      DISTRIBUTIONS(5)

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