actsync problem in bad_grpname

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun May 16 21:52:03 UTC 2004

Luc Lepine <lalepine at> writes:

> It seems like actsync doesn't accept the characters '+' '-' and '_'
> after a period in a group name. This seems to fix that:

This is actually intentional.  RFC 1036 doesn't say anything at all about
valid newsgroup names, but most other informal standards and guidelines
don't allow newsgroups with components beginning with non-alphanumeric
characters.  I notice that it isn't well-documented, though; I'll add
something to the documentation at least.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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