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Re: inn refuses messages that contain "Distribution:" in the header

Have you checked your /var/lib/news/active file? make sure all the groups
that you want are listed here, active file will turn away groups with
'unwanted' in the log if they are not listed here.  If you need a copy of a
good active file let me know.


> From: Francis Gois <fg@tiscali.be>
> Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 11:56:30 +0100
> To: debian-isp@lists.debian.org
> Subject: inn refuses messages that contain "Distribution:" in the header
> Resent-From: debian-isp@lists.debian.org
> Resent-Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 00:02:37 +1000
> Hello everybody.
> Could somebody give me a hand with inn ?
> Here's the problem :
> I always get news refused, I.E. in my log (var/log/news/news), i always
> get the following :
> <date> <time> - <name of the server which pushes the news to mine> -
> <ident of the message> 437 Unwanted distribution "<dist>"
> Where <dist> is a distribution name, like "fido7" or "Global" or "hun"
> or "sfnet" ...
> Users are complaining about the low amount of news present on the
> server.
> It seems that the accepted news dont have a "Distribution:" field in the
> header.
> Has somebody an idea of how i can do to make them accepted ?
> I read about the "/etc/news/distributions" in
> http://www.ist.uwaterloo.ca/~dwhitesi/docs/inn.html but i didn't see
> anything about the syntax of this file (no man, ...), so i tried to
> create it with an * in it but it doesn't seem to affect the server.
> How could i say to inn that he has to accept news from any distribution
> ?
> Thanks.
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