Access control based on user name

Ludovic Kuty kuty at
Wed Feb 2 08:31:47 UTC 2000

Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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:>

Okay. Now people cannot post to 'run.system'.
You suggest to use rnews to post to it (root has to be able to do it).
But rnews must be given a well formatted news article  with all needed header fields,
and I don't know how to generate the Message-ID because it has to be unique.

Any suggestion ?

Ludovic Kuty

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