Removing unwanted Newsgroups

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Fri Apr 19 15:05:00 UTC 2002

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Sundaram Divya-QDIVYA1 wrote:

> When I created the my current news service, I had used the active file
> from a peer server that had over 15000 bogus (hipcrime) newsgroups
> created as well. These are now on my server as well. How do I remove all
> these unwanted newsgroups? The man page for ctlinnd suggests that doing
> a rmgroup will generate an e-mail sent to the peers?

ctlinnd is fine, it will not generate any email.  However, if you've got 
that many changes to make, the easiest thing is to simply take the server 
down for a few minutes, edit the active file by hand, and then restart the 


Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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