Access control based on user name

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Feb 1 21:06:01 UTC 2000

Frank Altpeter <freddy at> writes:
> Russ Allbery wrote on 01.02.2000 03:01:20 -0800:

>> I don't believe you can do this entirely within nnrp.access.  The
>> recommended method for implementing this has traditionally been to make
>> run.system moderated.

> Is possible, but not really helpful... you know that you can simply
> override moderated flag without having your posting mailed to the
> moderator :-)

Generally for an internal hierarchy there are other mechanisms you can use
to prevent that (like going down the hall and telling someone to knock it
off).  The other option is to set the mode of the group to "n" (no local
posting) and then use IHAVE or (I think this works) rnews to post to it.

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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