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MOTD.NEWS(5)		  InterNetNews Documentation		  MOTD.NEWS(5)

NAME - Message of the day information for feeders or readers

       Two files, found	in pathetc, contain local information for news feeders
       or news readers in a free-form format.  The entire files	are returned
       verbatim	to any client that issues the LIST MOTD	command.  This might
       be used for new information, notification of upcoming downtime, or
       similar purposes.

       These files are named motd.innd (for news feeders) and motd.nnrpd (for
       news readers); they are used by innd and	nnrpd, respectively.

       Make sure that these files are encoded in UTF-8.	 They should also be
       "dot-stuffed", that is to say that a line beginning with	a dot should
       have that dot doubled.

       Be aware	that use of the	LIST MOTD command is not widespread (though
       documented in RFC 6048) and most	news clients will never	ask for	this

       If one or both of these files are missing, it is	not an error.  The
       server will just	send the client	the appropriate	response for an
       unmaintained motd.innd or motd.nnrpd file.

       On a fresh INN install, samples for these files are installed in
       pathec; you will	therefore find in motd.innd.sample and
       motd.nnrpd.sample a few examples	of messages that can be	communicated
       to news clients.

       Rewritten in POD	by Russ	Allbery	<> for InterNetNews.

       $Id: 9767 2014-12-07 21:13:43Z iulius $


INN 2.6.3			  2015-09-12			  MOTD.NEWS(5)


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