groups marked as 'j' in active still propagated. Why?

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Mar 29 21:29:45 UTC 2004

Katsuhiro Kondou wrote:
> In article <20040320130205.GA60243 at CITADEL.NOBULUS.COM>,
> 	Ilya Varlashkin <ilya at> wrote;
> } Sorry, it's probably silly question, but what is then purpose of 'j'
> } groups? I read in active man page that:
> innd uses this as if this group does not exist.
> Namely, rest of newsgroups that don't have 'j'
> are used for newsfeeds.  So, it doesn't mean
> article will be stored into junk explicitly.

??? I don't have anything marked 'j' currently configured, but I would 
swear that those articles wind up in the junk newsgroup. I even have an 
old config file which had a cycbuff for that group, although the server 
is long gone so I can't look to see if anything actually went there.
> } As I understand this means that article will be propagated to sites
> } receiving 'junk' group and if I don't feed junk to a site, then posts
> } to this group shouldn't be propagated to that site either. Correct?
> You cannot use 'j' for this purpose.  It's
> necessary to specify patterns in newsfeeds
> for that.

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