Access control based on user name

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Wed Feb 2 08:44:12 UTC 2000


Ludovic Kuty <kuty at run.montefiore.ulg.ac.be> writes:

> 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 ?

In Perl:

        $messageid = '<rs-' . time . ".$$\@$HOST>";

where $HOST is set to the local hostname works pretty well.  In shell,
something like:

        hostname=`hostname`
        messageid=`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S | sed 's/^/<rs-/'`
        messageid="${messageid}.${$}@${hostname}>"

is the equivalent.  The leading "rs-" is just there out of paranoia in
case something else on your system is using the same message ID generation
algorithm.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)         <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>



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