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Subject: england.* Newsadmins FAQ

This article was archived around: 24 July 2003 00:00:01 GMT

All FAQs in Directory: uk/england
All FAQs posted in: news.admin.hierarchies, england.news.policy
Source: Usenet Version


Archive-name: uk/england/newsadmin-faq Last-Revised: 24 July 2001 by admin@england.news-admin.org
england.* Newsadmins FAQ ------------------------ * england.* newsgroups were first created on 31 May 2000. The england.* newsgroups are currently carried by a large and growing number of ISPs and other organisations, in particular, those based in the UK and US, and subscription news services (eg. Giganews, Newsguy, Airnews etc.). * england.* newsgroups are intended for global distribution for anyone interested in england.* newsgroups, and "for people living in England and anyone interested in England". * The e-mail address used for newgroup, rmgroup or checkgroups control messages for the england.* hierarchy is : admin@england.news-admin.org This address is also used to post the england.* Newsadmins FAQ etc. * admin@england.news-admin.org uses PGP to sign all the control messages. The PGP key used for england.* hierarchy can be found here http://www.england.news-admin.org/pgpkey.html * The individuals in charge of administering the england.* hierarchy can be reached through the address admin-mail@england.news-admin.org (Eddie Bernard; Darren Wyn Rees) [1] * Administrative policies are discussed on england.news.policy. england.news.policy is the 'configuration' newsgroup, in other words. A summary of policy and intent : - no new newsgroups "for a minimum of one whole year" (until June 2001) - no binaries (strictly, no binaries) - there will be a clear and prudent Management Charter/framework - there will be a volunteer Management Team Discussions on these subjects are already underway. [ Newsgroup Charters now formally adopted, and available from http://www.england.news-admin.org/charters/ after discussion period from June 2000 - December 20th 2000 ]. * A checkgroups control message for england.* is posted on the 5th day of the month. A copy will appear on news.admin.hierarchies, but a real 'checkgroups' will also appear on control.* * The checkgroups is also available here http://www.england.news-admin.org/checkgroups.html * Automatic handling of control messages INN [with PGP] Add the following to your "control.ctl" INN configuration file : newgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:verify-england-usenet rmgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:verify-england-usenet checkgroups:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:verify-england-usenet INN [without PGP] Add the following to your "control.ctl" INN configuration file : newgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit rmgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit checkgroups:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit DNEWS [with PGP] Add the following to your "control.conf" DNEWS configuration file : newgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit,pgp rmgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit,pgp checkgroups:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit,pgp DNEWS [without PGP] Add the following to your "control.conf" DNEWS configuration file : newgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit rmgroup:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit checkgroups:admin@england.news-admin.org:england.*:doit C News [with PGP] Add the following to your "controlperm" C News configuration file : england admin@england.news-admin.org nrc p england-usenet C News [without PGP] Add the following to your "controlperm" C News configuration file : england admin@england.news-admin.org nr y * Moderated newsgroups [ Note : There is currently 1 moderated group, england.announce. Please ensure you have the correct moderation status for this group ]. To ease future administration please add this moderators line: england.*:%s@england.news-admin.org This is for INN, file "moderators"; and DNEWS file "moderators.conf" For C News, please add the following to your "moderators" file england.* %s@england.news-admin.org * Statistics for england.* Statistics posted weekly to england.news.policy. [2] * The Official Website : Please use http://www.england.news-admin.org/ * "What newsgroups should I take on my site ?" This is a decision for individual newsadmins. However, if you aim to take the complete set of england.* newsgroups (currently, 43 groups) then you should accept the periodic checkgroups control messages issued for england.* hierarchy. * This is an evolving document; changes will occur. * Thanks. [1] Thanks to MI for this feedback. [2] EB for the stats effort since Week 1. -- england.* Newsgroups Administration <admin@england.news-admin.org>