list newsgroups command

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Mon Dec 22 17:11:10 UTC 2008

Hi Wim,

> When i work with inn 2.4.2 the "list newsgroups" sends the newsgroupname only instead of the newsgroup+\s+description. Probably 
> caused by not entering a group description. The spec states that the resulting list contains a group description.

The result of LIST NEWSGROUPS is exactly the contents of the file
named "newsgroups" on your server (in <pathdb>, as set in inn.conf).

This file is normally automatically written when control articles are
received.  Its lines contain descriptions.

If you want to comply with RFC 3977, you can download a "newsgroups"
file encoded in UTF-8 here:

and keep the groups you carry.

Julien ÉLIE

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