Newsgroups not visible to potential subscribers

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Sat Aug 22 18:54:33 UTC 2015

Hi Bernard,

> innd and innwatch are running, I've created a newsgroup with ctlinnd
> which replied "OK" and the newgroups can be seen in db/active.
> But when I try to subscribe using Thunderbird, I get the subscription
> dialog but no visible groups (nor do I see the "control" groups).
> Refreshing and looking at new groups does no good.
> Can someone point me in the right direction?

The file readers.conf controls the read/post access to newsgroups.
I suggest that you have a look at how it is currently configured.

You can find useful examples in the EXAMPLES section of the man page:

Julien ÉLIE

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