Mail2News Mini-Howto: Setting up the news groups and news server (innd)
ctlinnd, create the newsgroups on your news server. Remember, these
are to be local news groups, so start them with a distinctive name
so you can filter them out from your news distributions (in your
You also need to tell
innd that the group is moderated (by using
innd is very sensitive to file ownership
and permissions, so you need to interct at this level with
news user. Indicating a moderated group is done by specifying
m to the
ctlinnd newgroup <newgroup name> m <newsadmin>
innd that the group is moderated.
Edit your newsfeeds file to make sure that these local groups are
not distributed (unless you specificaly wish this to occur).
For example, if your mailing list is called
you would probably want to add
!local* to the second field of your
up (and possibly your down) stream news sites in your
Now, in order to ensure that user messages are sent to the list
automatically by innd, edit
/etc/news/moderators to include a
line declaring the mailing list email address as the moderator.