Using patterns in incoming.conf for exclusion?

Jesse Rehmer jesse.rehmer at
Wed Mar 27 22:14:05 UTC 2013

I was wondering if anyone was using the "patterns" directive in 
incoming.conf to limit newsgroups accepted by remote peers?  I've got a 
need to exclude *.sex.* and *.sex newsgroups.  While I'm working with my 
peers to exclude these on their end I found that the patterns directive 
in incoming.conf should be able to do this as well.

I've got the following configured in incoming.conf:

peer {
         patterns: "*,!*.sex.*,!*.sex"

However, I'm still seeing articles coming in from that peer that match 
the exclude pattern.  Can you not use exclusions with the patterns key 
in incoming.conf?

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