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

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon May 17 05:51:03 UTC 2004

Ilya Varlashkin <ilya at> writes:

> But sounds in contradiction with the next lines from the same manpage:

> "...This is different than simply not listing
> the group, since the article will still be accepted and can be propa-
> gated to other sites that receive the "junk" group, and the "junk"
> group can be made available to readers if wished..."

> English isn't my native language, but I read this sentense as 'will be
> propagated to the sites that receive "junk" and only to them'. Please
> correct me where I'm wrong. I do have 'wanttrash' set to 'false' in my 
> inn.conf.

Yeah, the man page implies a contradiction with the code.  I looked at the
code, and it could be made to match the documentation, but it's been this
way since INN 1.0 so I decided to leave the code alone and fix the
documentation.  Those articles will be fed to any site that chooses to
receive *either* that newsgroup *or* the junk group.

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