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Usenet Hierarchies: Config Files FAQ. Maintained by: Simon Lyall <simon@darkmere.gen.nz> Version number 0.75 Created - Jun 16 1999 ---------------------------------------------- Subject: 0.0 Table of Contents. Subject: 0.0 Table of Contents. Subject: 0.1 Introduction Subject: 0.2 Recent Changes to this FAQ. Subject: 2.0 Sample moderators file. Subject: 3.0 Keeping your newsgroups (active file) up to date. Subject: 3.1 PGP authentication of newgroup and rmgroup messages Subject: 3.2 Sample control.ctl file. Subject: 3.3 List of PGP keys used by Hierarchy Administrators. Subject: 3.4 Creating a new hierarchy. Subject: 3.5 Adding a Hierarchy to this list. Subject: 4.0 Credits ---------------------------------------------- Subject: 0.1 Introduction With the recent explosion of usenet throughout the world many hierarchies outside the traditional "Big 8" (comp, soc, misc, news, rec, humanities, sci & talk) have been created. These range from regional to special interest. This FAQ is intended to document some information about these hierarchies and enable News-Administrators to ensure they are carrying the correct groups for each one. Central to this FAQ is a sample "control.ctl" file used by the INN news-server to add and delete groups. Another important source of information is Lewis Eisen's <leisen@pfx.on.ca> "Master List of Newsgroup Hierarchies" which is available from: http://www.magmacom.com/~leisen/master_list.html Please remember that this FAQ is an "in progress" document. Several sections need re-writing and updating. Contributions and corrections are very welcome. This FAQ is now available on the Web at: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/hierarchies-config ------------------------------------ Subject: 0.2 Recent Changes to this FAQ. A diff of the changes to the sample control.ctl is posted to news.admin.hierarchies at the same time this FAQ is posted. General ------- - Finally got an update out. I staill have a dozen of so hierarchies to check but I'll get this out the door now and work on the updates. ------------------------------------ Subject: 2.0 Sample moderators file. The moderators file is used by the INN news-server program to determine where to send moderated posts from you site. Almost all groups are mirrored to the moderators.isc.org alias but I have listed the original sites as updates may be a little slow there. Due to various problems people are having with this address I have only kept it as an option, YMMV. This default example has all the "original sites" commented out, you should be aware of problems that will result for your users if one of these sites crashes. If at all possible the moderators.isc.org alias should be used for all hierarchies and groups that are not listed there should forward their information to moderators-request@isc.org ## moderators file - Last updated: 02 Jun 1999 ## Mailing addresses for moderators. ## Maintained by Simon Lyall <simon@darkmere.gen.nz> ## Format: ## <newsgroup>:<pathname> ## First match found is used. ## <newsgroup> Shell-style newsgroup pattern or specific newsgroup ## <pathname> Mail address, "%s" becomes newgroup name with dots ## changed to dashes. # airnews.*:%s@airnews.net # airmail.*:%s@airnews.net # arkane.*:%s@arkane.demon.co.uk # be.*:%s@innet.be # bionet.*:%s@net.bio.net # bln.*:%s@fu-berlin.de # clari.*:modreply@clari.net # concordia.*:%s@concordia.ca # cz.*:%s@moderator.vslib.cz # de.*:%s@moderators.dana.de # demon.*:mod-%s@demon.net # es.*:%s@news.rediris.es # esp.*:%s@ennui.org # fido.belg.*:%s@mail.z2.fidonet.org # fido7.*:%s@fido7.ru # flora.*:%s@flora.org # fr.*:%s@moderators.usenet.fr.net # gnu.*:%s@prep.ai.mit.edu # gov.*:%s@govnews.org # han.*:%s@usenet.or.kr # hun.*:%s@sztaki.hu # it.*:%s@moderators.news.nic.it # ka.*:%s@karlsruhe.org # linux.*:linux-%s@news.lameter.com # medlux.*:%s@news.medlux.ru # mensa.*:%s@newsgate.mensa.org # malta.*:%s@cis.um.edu.mt # muc.*:%s@moderators.muc.de # net.*:%s@moderators.usenet2.org # nl.*:%s@nl.net # no.*:%s@moderators.usenet.no # nz.*:%s@usenet.net.nz # pl.*:%s@usenet.pl # relcom.*:%s@moderators.relcom.ru # sat.*:%s@endicor.com # se.*:%s@usenet-se.net # sk.*:%s@news.ke.sanet.sk # tnn.*:%s@news.iij.ad.jp # *:%s@uunet.uu.net *:%s@moderators.isc.org ------------------------------------ Subject: 3.0 Keeping your newsgroups (active file) up to date. Each Usenet site needs to keep a different list of newsgroups, Large ISPs try to carry as many groups as possible in order to satisfy all their customers. In contrast some companies may carry only a couple of groups directly relevant to their business. If your site is running INN (the most popular and mature of the current Usenet News Servers) the list of what groups your site is aware of is contained in the "active" file. Note that this may not correspond with what groups are feed to it by other sites, for example I have 3500 groups listed in my active file but I am only fed about a hundred. One of the problems that many News Admins face is keeping their active file up to date. If your active file is out of sync with what is generally accepted then you face the risk that your users may miss articles that are posted to groups you do not carry. Alternatively your users may post to a group that most sites don't have or post to the wrong group as they unable to find the correct one. However with over 30,000 newsgroups in existence and dozens being added or deleted each day it is difficult and time consuming to manually process every newgroup and rmgroup message that arrives at your site. One option is to pick a site that you trust and grab their active file at regular intervals, syncing your site to theirs each time (with the odd differences like local groups). In v1.5 and greater of INN the programs actsync and actsyncd can be used to sycronize your active file with another sites file. If people are interested I will look at adding useful config files for these commands as well to this FAQ (suggestions and feedback encouraged). ---------------------------------------------- Subject: 3.1 PGP authentication of newgroup and rmgroup messages [ This piece is culled from the file written by David Lawrence, see the cited URL for the full text ] Usenet articles are notoriously easy to forge, and control messages are no exception. Since administrators often want to have their news systems automatically honor requests from some particular people to add or remove newsgroups, it is risky to trust the From: and Sender: headers to identify the real sender of a message, as has historically been done. Thus a system using Philip Zimmerman's Pretty Good Privacy(tm) (PGP (tm)) was developed to provide a more secure means of authenticating the sender of a control message. Unlike traditional PGP authentication of messages, which just verifies that the contents of the body of a message are unchanged from when it was digitally "signed", this system also needed to sign a few headers of the control message to verify the action to be taken and to guard against certain other pitfalls. Another goal was to make the signature as unobtrusive as possible and require minimal changes to existing software in order to work. For further Information see: ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/pgpcontrol/README ------------------------------------ Subject: 3.2 Sample control.ctl file. Below is a sample control.ctl, this is used by the INN newsserver to decide how to respond to control messages that effect newsgroups (rather than simple message cancels). For an explanation on what the commands to consult the man page for 'control.ctl' and also the explanation at the start of the file on your own system. I have presented this in the format used by INN since it is the most popular newsserver and sites running it can easily cut-and-paste this into their configuration. If anyone has a simple way to convert this file to alternative formats I will be happy to include a pointer. ## control.ctl File - Last updated: 15 Jun 1999 ## Maintained by Simon Lyall <simon@darkmere.gen.nz> ## control.ctl - access control for control messages ## Format: ## <message>:<from>:<newsgroups>:<action> ## The last match found is used. ## <message> Control message or "all" if it applies ## to all control messages. ## <from> Pattern that must match the From line. ## <newsgroups> Pattern that must match the newsgroup being ## newgroup'd or rmgroup'd (ignored for other messages). ## <action> What to do: ## doit Perform action (usually sends mail too) ## doifarg Do if command has an arg (see sendsys) ## doit=xxx Do action; log to xxx (see below) ## drop Ignore message ## log One line to error log ## log=xxx Log to xxx (see below) ## mail Send mail to admin ## verify-pgp_userid Do PGP verification on user. ## verify-pgp_userid=logfile PGP verify and log. ## xxx=mail to mail; xxx= (empty) to toss; xxx=/full/path ## to log to /full/path; xxx=foo to log to ${LOG}/foo.log ## ## The defaults have changed. ## ## Firstly. Most things that caused mail in the past no longer do. This is ## due to proliferation of forged control messages filling up mailboxes. ## ## Secondly, the assumption now is that you have pgp on your system. If you ## don't, then you should get it to help protect youself against all the ## looser control message forgers. If you can't use pgp, then you'll have ## to fix some sections here. Search for *PGP*. At each "*PGP*" found ## you'll need to comment out the block of lines right after it (that have ## 'verify-' in their 4th field). Then uncomment the block of lines that ## comes right after that. You'll also need to change WANT_PGPVERIFY in ## config.data. ## ## For more information on using PGP to varify control messages, upgrade ## to INN-1.5 (or later) or see: ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/pgpcontrol/ ## ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## ## A number of hierarchies are for local use only but have leaked out into ## the general stream. In this config file the are set so they are easy to ## remove and will not be added by sites. Please delete them if you ## carry them. If you wish to carry them please contact the address given to ## arrange a feed. ## ## The following hierachies are listed in this file as "local only", ## "defunct" or "private" . If you carry these hierarchies you should ## change the entry listed. ## ## acs, ait, alive, arc, backbone, best, bofh, cais, cd-online, central, ## cern, courts, cu, duke, fa, fur, ibmnet, iconz, ieee, kwnet, local, ## manawatu, mcom, mcmaster, metropolis, mod, nas, nasa, ncf, ncu, nersc, ## net, netins, netaxs, osu, planet, prima, psu, pubnet, rpi, slac, su, ## t-netz, tele, utwente, uva, uwarwick, worldonline, york, zer ## ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## DEFAULT all:*:*:mail ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## CHECKGROUPS MESSAGES ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## Any newsgroup checkgroups:*:*:log=miscctl ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## IHAVE/SENDME MESSAGES ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ihave:*:*:drop sendme:*:*:drop ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## SENDSYS ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- sendsys:*:*:log=sendsys ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## SENDUUNAME ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- senduuname:*:*:log=senduuname ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## VERSION ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- version:*:*:log=version ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## NEWGROUP/RMGROUP MESSAGES ## -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ## Default (for any group) newgroup:*:*:log=newgroup rmgroup:*:*:log=rmgroup ## The Big 8. ## COMP, HUMANITIES, MISC, NEWS, REC, SCI, SOC, TALK # # If it *doesn't* come from group-admin@isc.org, forget it newgroup:*:comp.*|humanities.*|misc.*|news.*|rec.*|sci.*|soc.*|talk.*:log rmgroup:*:comp.*|humanities.*|misc.*|news.*|rec.*|sci.*|soc.*|talk.*:log # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:group-admin@isc.org:*:verify-news.announce.newgroups=miscctl newgroup:group-admin@isc.org:comp.*|misc.*|news.*:verify-news.announce.newgroups newgroup:group-admin@isc.org:rec.*|sci.*|soc.*:verify-news.announce.newgroups newgroup:group-admin@isc.org:talk.*|humanities.*:verify-news.announce.newgroups rmgroup:group-admin@isc.org:comp.*|misc.*|news.*:verify-news.announce.newgroups rmgroup:group-admin@isc.org:rec.*|sci.*|soc.*:verify-news.announce.newgroups rmgroup:group-admin@isc.org:talk.*|humanities.*:verify-news.announce.newgroups # Non-pgp entries, Due to the number of forged messages these are all # mailed to the NewsAdmin, rmgroups are also not acted upon. # # The best idea is to get PGP. # # checkgroups:group-admin@isc.org:*:mail # newgroup:group-admin@isc.org:comp.*|misc.*|news.*|rec.*|sci.*:doit=mail # newgroup:group-admin@isc.org:soc.*|talk.*|humanities.*:doit=mail # rmgroup:group-admin@isc.org:comp.*|misc.*|news.*|rec.*|sci.*:mail # rmgroup:group-admin@isc.org:soc.*|talk.*|humanities.*:mail ## ACS & OSU (Ohio State University) # Contact: Albert J. School <school.1@osu.edu> # secondary contact: Harpal Chohan <chohan+@osu.edu> # For local use only, contact the above addresses for information. newgroup:*@*:acs.*|osu.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:acs.*|osu.*:doit=rmgroup ## AHN (Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA) newgroup:greg@*.ucns.uga.edu:ahn.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:greg@*.ucns.uga.edu:ahn.*:doit=rmgroup ## AIR ( Internal Stanford University, USA ) # Contact: news@news.stanford.edu # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:air.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:air.*:doit=rmgroup ## AKR ( Akron, Ohio, USA) newgroup:red@redpoll.mrfs.oh.us:akr.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:red@redpoll.mrfs.oh.us:akr.*:doit=rmgroup ## ALABAMA (Alabama, USA) # Contact: news@news.msfc.nasa.gov # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:alabama.*:verify-alabama-group-admin=newgroup rmgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:alabama.*:verify-alabama-group-admin=rmgroup # newgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:alabama.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:alabama.*:doit=rmgroup ## ALIVE # Contact: thijs@kink.xs4all.nl # No longer used. newgroup:*@*:alive.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:alive.*:doit=rmgroup ## ALT ## ## Accept all newgroup's as well as rmgroup's from trusted sources and ## process them silently. Only the rmgroup messages from unknown sources ## will be e-mailed to the administrator. Please note that the people ## listed here are trusted in my opinion only, your opinion may differ. ## ## Other options and comments on alt.* groups can be found in Bill ## Hazelrig's FAQs about alt.* groups: http://www.faqs.org/usenet/alt/ ## newgroup:*:alt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*:alt.*:mail rmgroup:haz1@*nwu.edu:alt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:grobe@*netins.net:alt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:smj@*.oro.net:alt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@gymnet.com:alt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:sjkiii@crl.com:alt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:zot@ampersand.com:alt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:david@home.net.nz:alt.*:doit=rmgroup # Common junk. # rmgroup:*@*:alt.config:drop newgroup:group-admin@isc.org:alt.*:drop rmgroup:group-admin@isc.org:alt.*:drop ## AR (Argentina) newgroup:jorge_f@nodens.fisica.unlp.edu.ar:ar.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:jorge_f@nodens.fisica.unlp.edu.ar:ar.*:doit=rmgroup ## ARC (NASA Ames Research Center) # Contact: news@arc.nasa.gov # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:arc.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:arc.*:doit=rmgroup ## ARKANE (Arkane Systems, UK ) # Contact: newsbastard@arkane.demon.co.uk # URL: http://www.arkane.demon.co.uk/Newsgroups.html checkgroups:newsbastard@arkane.demon.co.uk:arkane.*:mail newgroup:newsbastard@arkane.demon.co.uk:arkane.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:newsbastard@arkane.demon.co.uk:arkane.*:doit=rmgroup ## AT (Austrian) checkgroups:control@usenet.backbone.at:at.*:mail newgroup:control@usenet.backbone.at:at.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:control@usenet.backbone.at:at.*:doit=rmgroup ## AUS (Australia) # Contact: ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org # URL: http://aus.news-admin.org/ # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org:aus.*:verify-ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org newgroup:ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org:aus.*:verify-ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org rmgroup:ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org:aus.*:verify-ausadmin@aus.news-admin.org ## AUSTIN (Austin, Texas, USA) newgroup:pug@pug.net:austin.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:chip@unicom.com:austin.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:austin.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:pug@pug.net:austin.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:chip@unicom.com:austin.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:austin.*:doit=rmgroup ## AZ (Arizona) newgroup:system@asuvax.eas.asu.edu:az.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:system@asuvax.eas.asu.edu:az.*:doit=rmgroup ## BA (San Francisco Bay Area, USA) # Contact: <ba-mod@nas.nasa.gov> # URL: http://www.ennui.org/ba/ # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:ba-mod@nas.nasa.gov:ba.*:verify-ba.news.config rmgroup:ba-mod@nas.nasa.gov:ba.*:verify-ba.news.config checkgroups:ba-mod@nas.nasa.gov:ba.*:verify-ba.news.config ## BACKBONE (ruhr.de/ruhrgebiet.individual.net in Germany) # Contact: admin@ruhr.de # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:backbone.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:backbone.*:doit=rmgroup ## BAYNET (Bayerische Buergernetze, Deutschland) # Contact: news@mayn.de # URL: http://www.mayn.de/users/news/ # Key fingerprint = F7 AD 96 D8 7A 3F 7E 84 02 0C 83 9A DB 8F EB B8 # Syncable server: news.mayn.de (contact news@mayn.de if permission denied) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:news@mayn.de:baynet.*:verify-news.mayn.de=newgroup rmgroup:news@mayn.de:baynet.*:verify-news.mayn.de=rmgroup checkgroups:news@mayn.de:baynet.*:verify-news.mayn.de=miscctl # newgroup:news@mayn.de:baynet.*:mail # rmgroup:news@mayn.de:baynet.*:mail # checkgroups:news@mayn.de:baynet.*:mail ## BDA (German groups?) newgroup:news@*netuse.de:bda.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@*netuse.de:bda.*:doit=rmgroup ## BE (Belgique/BelgÔe/Belgien/Belgium ) # Contact: usenet@innet.be # URL: ftp://ftp.innet.be/pub/staff/stef/ # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:news@*innet.be:be.*:verify-be.announce.newgroups newgroup:news@*innet.be:be.*:verify-be.announce.newgroups rmgroup:news@*innet.be:be.*:verify-be.announce.newgroups # newgroup:news@innet.be:be.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@innet.be:be.*:doit=rmgroup ## BERMUDA newgroup:news@*ibl.bm:bermuda.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@*ibl.bm:bermuda.*:doit=rmgroup ## BEST ( Best Internet Communications, Inc. ) # Contact: news@best.net # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:best.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:best.*:doit=rmgroup ## BIONET (Biology Network) checkgroups:kristoff@*.bio.net:bionet.*:mail checkgroups:news@*.bio.net:bionet.*:mail newgroup:dmack@*.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:kristoff@*.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:shibumi@*.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=mail rmgroup:dmack@*.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:kristoff@*.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:shibumi@*.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=mail ## BIT (Gatewayed Mailing lists) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:jim@american.edu:bit.*:verify-bit.admin=miscctl newgroup:jim@american.edu:bit.*:verify-bit.admin rmgroup:jim@american.edu:bit.*:verify-bit.admin # newgroup:jim@*american.edu:bit.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:jim@*american.edu:bit.*:doit=rmgroup ## BIZ (Business Groups) newgroup:edhew@xenitec.on.ca:biz.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:edhew@xenitec.on.ca:biz.*:doit=rmgroup ## BLGTN ( Bloomington, In, USA) newgroup:control@news.bloomington.in.us:blgtn.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:control@news.bloomington.in.us:blgtn.*:doit=rmgroup ## BLN (Berlin, Germany) checkgroups:news@*fu-berlin.de:bln.*:mail newgroup:news@*fu-berlin.de:bln.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@*fu-berlin.de:bln.*:doit=rmgroup ## BOFH ( Bastard Operator From Hell ) # Contact: myname@myhost.mydomain.com # For private use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:bofh.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:bofh.*:doit=rmgroup ## CA (California, USA) # URL: http://www.sbay.org/ca/ # Contact: ikluft@thunder.sbay.org newgroup:ikluft@thunder.sbay.org:ca.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:ikluft@thunder.sbay.org:ca.*:doit=rmgroup ## CAIS (Capital Area Internet Services) # Contact: news@cais.com # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:cais.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:cais.*:doit=rmgroup ## CALSTATE (California State University) newgroup:*@*calstate.edu:calstate.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*@*calstate.edu:calstate.*:doit=rmgroup ## CAPDIST (Albany, The Capital District, New York, USA) newgroup:danorton@albany.net:capdist.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:danorton@albany.net:capdist.*:doit=rmgroup ## CARLETON (Canadian -- Carleton University) newgroup:news@cunews.carleton.ca:carleton.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@cunews.carleton.ca:carleton*class.*:log rmgroup:news@cunews.carleton.ca:carleton.*:doit=rmgroup ## CD-ONLINE # Contact: newsmaster@worldonline.nl # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:cd-online.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:cd-online.*:doit=rmgroup ## CENTRAL (The Internet Company of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ ) # Contact: usenet@iconz.co.nz # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:central.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:central.*:doit=rmgroup ## CERN (CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics) # Contact: Dietrich Wiegandt <News.Support@cern.ch> # For private use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:News.Support@cern.ch:cern.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:News.Support@cern.ch:cern.*:doit=rmgroup ## CH ( Switzerland ) # Contact: ch-news-admin@use-net.ch # URL: http://www.use-net.ch/Usenet/ # Key URL: http://www.use-net.ch/Usenet/adminkey.html # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint = 71 80 D6 8C A7 DE 2C 70 62 4A 48 6E D9 96 02 DF checkgroups:felix.rauch@nice.ch:ch.*:verify-ch-news-admin@use-net.ch=miscctl newgroup:felix.rauch@nice.ch:ch.*:verify-ch-news-admin@use-net.ch rmgroup:felix.rauch@nice.ch:ch.*:verify-ch-news-admin@use-net.ch #checkgroups:felix.rauch@nice.ch:ch.*:doit=mail #newgroup:felix.rauch@nice.ch:ch.*:doit=newgroup #rmgroup:felix.rauch@nice.ch:ch.*:doit=mail ## CHRISTNET newsgroups checkgroups:news@fdma.com:christnet.*:mail newgroup:news@fdma.com:christnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@fdma.com:christnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## CHI (Chicago, USA) newgroup:lisbon@*interaccess.com:chi.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:lisbon@*chi.il.us:chi.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:lisbon@*interaccess.com:chi.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:lisbon@*chi.il.us:chi.*:doit=rmgroup ## CHILE (Chile and Chilean affairs) # Contact: mod-cga@webhost.cl # URL: http://www.webhost.cl/~mod-cga checkgroups:mod-cga@*webhost.cl:chile.*:mail newgroup:mod-cga@*webhost.cl:chile.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:mod-cga@*webhost.cl:chile.*:doit=rmgroup ## CHINESE (China and Chinese language groups) newgroup:pinghua@stat.berkeley.edu:chinese.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:pinghua@stat.berkeley.edu:chinese.*:doit=rmgroup ## CITYSCAPE (Cityscape Internet Services, UK) # Contact: newsmaster@demon.net # URL: ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/news/doc/demon.news.txt # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:newsmaster@demon.net:cityscp.*:verify-demon.news newgroup:newsmaster@demon.net:cityscp.*:verify-demon.news rmgroup:newsmaster@demon.net:cityscp.*:verify-demon.news ## CL (CL-Netz, German) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Contact: CL-KOORDINATION@LINK-GOE.de (CL-Koordination, Link-Goe) # URL: http://www.zerberus.de/org/cl/index.html # Syncable server: net2.dinoex.sub.de # Key fingerprint: 21 ED D6 CB 05 56 6E E8 F6 F1 11 E9 2F 6C D5 BB checkgroups:cl-koordination@dinoex.sub.org:cl.*:verify-cl.koordination.einstellungen newgroup:cl-koordination@dinoex.sub.org:cl.*:verify-cl.koordination.einstellungen rmgroup:cl-koordination@dinoex.sub.org:cl.*:verify-cl.koordination.einstellungen # newgroup:root@cl.sub.de:cl.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:root@cl-koordination@dinoex.sub.org:cl.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:root@cl.sub.de:cl.*:doit=rmgroup # rmgroup:root@cl-koordination@dinoex.sub.org:cl.*:doit=rmgroup ## CLARINET ( Features and News, Available on a commercial basis) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:cl*@clarinet.com:clari.*:verify-ClariNet.Group newgroup:cl*@clarinet.com:clari.*:verify-ClariNet.Group rmgroup:cl*@clarinet.com:clari.*:verify-ClariNet.Group # newgroup:brad@clarinet.com:clari.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:clarinet@clarinet.com:clari.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:clarinet@clarinet.net:clari.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:brad@clarinet.com:clari.*:doit=rmgroup # rmgroup:clarinet@clarinet.com:clari.*:doit=rmgroup # rmgroup:clarinet@clarinet.net:clari.*:doit=rmgroup ## COMPUTER42 (Computer 42, Germany) # Contact: Dirk Schmitt <news@computer42.org> newgroup:news@computer42.org:computer42.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@computer42.org:computer42.*:doit=rmgroup ## CONCORDIA (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada) # URL: General University info at http://www.concordia.ca/ # Contact: newsmaster@concordia.ca newgroup:news@newsflash.concordia.ca:concordia.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@newsflash.concordia.ca:concordia.*:doit=rmgroup ## COURTS # Contact: trier@ins.cwru.edu # This Hierarchy is defunct as of mid 1998. newgroup:*@*:courts.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:courts.*:doit=rmgroup ## CPCU/IIA (American Institute for Chartered Property Casulty ## Underwriter/Insurance Institute of America, USA ) # Contact: miller@cpcuiia.org # URL: www.aicpcu.org checkgroups:miller@cpcuiia.org:cpcuiia.*:mail newgroup:miller@cpcuiia.org:cpcuiia.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:miller@cpcuiia.org:cpcuiia.*:doit=rmgroup ## CU (University of Colorado) # Contact: Doreen Petersen <news@colorado.edu> # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:cu.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:cu.*:doit=rmgroup ## CYM (Cymru/Wales) # Contact: cont@A470.demon.co.uk # URL : http://www.A470.demon.co.uk/ # Key fingerprint = 28 A0 B7 99 A7 77 BA F1 73 AD B4 BB 79 04 B4 B3 checkgroups:cont@a470.demon.co.uk:cym.*:verify-cym.news newgroup:cont@a470.demon.co.uk:cym.*:verify-cym.news rmgroup:cont@a470.demon.co.uk:cym.*:verify-cym.news ## CZ newsgroups (Czech Republic) # URL: ftp://ftp.vslib.cz/pub/news/config/cz/newsgroups (text) # URL: http://www.ces.net/cgi-bin/newsgroups.p?cz (HTML) checkgroups:petr.kolar@vslib.cz:cz.*:mail newgroup:petr.kolar@vslib.cz:cz.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:petr.kolar@vslib.cz:cz.*:doit=rmgroup ## DC (Washington, D.C. , USA ) checkgroups:news@mattress.atww.org:dc.*:mail newgroup:news@mattress.atww.org:dc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@mattress.atww.org:dc.*:doit=rmgroup ## DE (German language) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:moderator@dana.de:de.*:verify-de.admin.news.announce newgroup:moderator@dana.de:de.*:verify-de.admin.news.announce newgroup:*@*:de.alt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:moderator@dana.de:de.*:verify-de.admin.news.announce # checkgroups:*@*dana.de:de.*:mail # checkgroups:*@*.dana.de:de.*:mail # newgroup:*@dana.de|*@*.dana.de:de.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:*@*:de.alt.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:*@dana.de|*@*.dana.de:de.*:doit=rmgroup ## DEMON (Demon Internet Ltd, UK) # Contact: newsmaster@demon.net # URL: ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/news/doc/demon.news.txt checkgroups:newsmaster@demon.net:demon.*:verify-demon.news newgroup:newsmaster@demon.net:demon.*:verify-demon.news rmgroup:newsmaster@demon.net:demon.*:verify-demon.news ## DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA) newgroup:eric@*cirr.com:dfw.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:eric@*cirr.com:dfw.*:doit=rmgroup ## DK (Denmark) # URL: http://www.DK.net/Usenet/ # Key URL: http://www.DK.net/Usenet/pgp.html # Key fingerprint = 7C B2 C7 50 F3 7D 5D 73 8C EE 2E 3F 55 80 72 FF # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:news@news.dknet.dk:dk.*:verify-news@news.dknet.dk rmgroup:news@news.dknet.dk:dk.*:verify-news@news.dknet.dk # newgroup:news@news.dknet.dk:dk.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@news.dknet.dk:dk.*:doit=rmgroup ## DUKE ( Duke University, USA ) # Contact: news@newsgate.duke.edu # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:duke.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:duke.*:doit=rmgroup ## EFN (Eugene Free Computer Network, Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, USA) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:newsadmin@efn.org:efn.*:verify-eug.config=miscctl newgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:efn.*:verify-eug.config rmgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:efn.*:verify-eug.config # newgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:efn.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:efn.*:doit=rmgroup ## EHIME-U (? University, Japan ?) newgroup:news@cc.nias.ac.jp:ehime-u.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@doc.dpc.ehime-u.ac.jp:ehime-u.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@cc.nias.ac.jp:ehime-u.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@doc.dpc.ehime-u.ac.jp:ehime-u.*:doit=rmgroup ## ES (Spain) # Contact: Daniel.Diaz@rediris.es # See: http://www.rediris.es/netnews/infonews/config.es.html # See: http://news.rediris.es/~moderador/grupos/newsgroups.es # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint = 3B 63 18 6F 83 EA 89 82 95 1B 7F 8D B6 ED DD 87 newgroup:moderador@news.rediris.es:es.*:verify-es.news=newgroup rmgroup:moderador@news.rediris.es:es.*:verify-es.news=rmgroup checkgroups:moderador@news.rediris.es:es.*:doit=mail # checkgroups:moderador@news.rediris.es:es.*:mail # newgroup:moderador@news.rediris.es:es.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:moderador@news.rediris.es:es.*:doit=rmgroup ## ESP (Spanish-language newsgroups) # URL: http://www.ennui.org/esp # Contact: <mod-ena@ennui.org> # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:mod-ena@ennui.org:esp.*:verify-esp.news.administracion rmgroup:mod-ena@ennui.org:esp.*:verify-esp.news.administracion checkgroups:mod-ena@ennui.org:esp.*:verify-esp.news.administracion ## EUG (Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, USA) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:newsadmin@efn.org:eug.*:verify-eug.config=miscctl newgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:eug.*:verify-eug.config rmgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:eug.*:verify-eug.config # newgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:eug.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:newsadmin@efn.org:eug.*:doit=rmgroup ## EUNET ( Europe ) newgroup:news@noc.eu.net:eunet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@noc.eu.net:eunet.*:doit=rmgroup ## EXAMPLE ( Bogus hierarchy reserved for standards documents ) newgroup:*@*:example.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:example.*:doit=rmgroup ## FA ( "From ARPA" gatewayed mailing lists) # Removed in the "Great Renaming" of 1988. newgroup:*@*:fa.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:fa.*:doit=rmgroup ## FIDO newsgroups (FidoNet) newgroup:root@mbh.org:fido.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:root@mbh.org:fido.*:doit=rmgroup ## FIDO.BELG.* newsgroups (FidoNet) # URL: http://www.z2.fidonet.org/news/fido.belg.news/ # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:fidobelg@mail.z2.fidonet.org:fido.belg.*:verify-fido.belg.news newgroup:fidobelg@mail.z2.fidonet.org:fido.belg.*:verify-fido.belg.news rmgroup:fidobelg@mail.z2.fidonet.org:fido.belg.*:verify-fido.belg.news ## FIDO7 # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:newgroups-request@fido7.ru:fido7.*:verify-fido7.announce.newgroups newgroup:newgroups-request@fido7.ru:fido7.*:verify-fido7.announce.newgroups rmgroup:newgroups-request@fido7.ru:fido7.*:verify-fido7.announce.newgroups # newgroup:news@wing.matsim.udmurtia.su:fido7.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@wing.matsim.udmurtia.su:fido7.*:doit=rmgroup ## FINET (Finland and Finnish language alternative newsgroups) newgroup:*@*.hut.fi:finet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*@*.hut.fi:finet.*:doit=rmgroup ## FJ (Japan and Japanese language) # Key URL: http://www.is.tsukuba.ac.jp/~yas/fj/fj.asc # Key URL: http://www.bosai.go.jp/~kuzuha/pubkey.html # Key fingerprint = BC 7C C8 DB DB C8 F0 E5 91 B2 CE D0 9A 51 92 C7 # URL: http://www.is.tsukuba.ac.jp/~yas/fj/ checkgroups:committee@fj-news.org:fj.*:verify-fj.news.announce newgroup:committee@fj-news.org:fj.*:verify-fj.news.announce rmgroup:committee@fj-news.org:fj.*:verify-fj.news.announce ## FL (Florida, USA ) newgroup:hgoldste@news1.mpcs.com:fl.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:scheidell@fdma.fdma.com:fl.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:hgoldste@news1.mpcs.com:fl.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:scheidell@fdma.fdma.com:fl.*:doit=rmgroup ## FLORA (FLORA Community WEB, Canada) # Contact: russell@flora.org # See: http://news.flora.org/ for newsgroup listings and information # See: http://www.flora.org/russell/ for PGP keys # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:news@flora.ottawa.on.ca:flora.*:verify-flora-news newgroup:news@news.rediris.es:flora.*:verify-flora-news rmgroup:news@news.rediris.es:flora.*:verify-flora-news ## FR (French Language) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:control@usenet-fr.news.eu.org:fr.*:verify-fr.usenet.forums.annonces newgroup:control@usenet-fr.news.eu.org:fr.*:verify-fr.usenet.forums.annonces rmgroup:control@usenet-fr.news.eu.org:fr.*:verify-fr.usenet.forums.annonces # newgroup:control@usenet.fr.net:fr.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:control@usenet.fr.net:fr.*:doit=rmgroup ## FREE (Open Hierarchy where anyone can create a group) newgroup:*:free.*:doit rmgroup:*:free.*:drop ## FUDAI (Japanese ?) newgroup:news@picard.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp:fudai.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@picard.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp:fudai.*:doit=rmgroup ## FUR ( furrynet ) # Contact: fur-config@taronga.com # Please contact the above address before adding these groups. ## GER (Hannover, Germany) newgroup:fifi@hiss.han.de:ger.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:fifi@hiss.han.de:ger.*:doit=rmgroup ## GIT (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA ) newgroup:news@news.gatech.edu:git.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@news.gatech.edu:git*class.*:log rmgroup:news@news.gatech.edu:git.*:doit=rmgroup ## GNU ( Free Software Foundation ) newgroup:gnu@prep.ai.mit.edu:gnu.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@prep.ai.mit.edu:gnu.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@ai.mit.edu:gnu.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:gnu@prep.ai.mit.edu:gnu.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@prep.ai.mit.edu:gnu.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@ai.mit.edu:gnu.*:doit=rmgroup ## GOV (Government Information) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # URL: http://www.govnews.org/govnews/ # PGPKEY URL: http://www.govnews.org/govnews/site-setup/gov.pgpkeys checkgroups:gov-usenet-announce-moderator@govnews.org:gov.*:verify-gov.usenet.announce newgroup:gov-usenet-announce-moderator@govnews.org:gov.*:verify-gov.usenet.announce rmgroup:gov-usenet-announce-moderator@govnews.org:gov.*:verify-gov.usenet.announce ## GWU (George Washington University, Washington, DC) # Contact: Sweth Chandramouli <news@nit.gwu.edu> newgroup:news@nit.gwu.edu:gwu.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@nit.gwu.edu:gwu.*:doit=rmgroup ## HAMILTON (Canadian) newgroup:news@*dcss.mcmaster.ca:hamilton.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@*dcss.mcmaster.ca:hamilton.*:doit=rmgroup ## HAN (Korean Hangul) # Contact: newgroups-request@usenet.or.kr # PGPKEY URL: ftp://ftp.usenet.or.kr/pub/korea/usenet/pgp/PGPKEY.han # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:newgroups-request@usenet.or.kr:han.*:verify-han.news.admin rmgroup:newgroups-request@usenet.or.kr:han.*:verify-han.news.admin ## HANNET & HANNOVER & HILDESHEIM & HISS (Hannover, Germany) newgroup:fifi@hiss.han.de:hannover.*|hannet.*|hildesheim.*|hiss.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:fifi@hiss.han.de:hannover.*|hannet.*|hildesheim.*|hiss.*:doit=rmgroup ## HARVARD (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) newgroup:*@*.harvard.edu:harvard.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*@*.harvard.edu:harvard.*:doit=rmgroup ## HAWAII newgroup:news@lava.net:hawaii.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@lava.net:hawaii.*:doit=rmgroup ## HK (Hong Kong) newgroup:hknews@comp.hkbu.edu.hk:hk.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:hknews@comp.hkbu.edu.hk:hk.*:doit=rmgroup ## HOUSTON (Houston, Texas, USA) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:news@academ.com:houston.*:verify-houston.usenet.config=miscctl newgroup:news@academ.com:houston.*:verify-houston.usenet.config rmgroup:news@academ.com:houston.*:verify-houston.usenet.config # newgroup:news@academ.com:houston.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@academ.com:houston.*:doit=rmgroup ## HUN (Hungary) checkgroups:kissg@*sztaki.hu:hun.*:mail checkgroups:hg@*.elte.hu:hun.org.elte.*:mail newgroup:kissg@*sztaki.hu:hun.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:hg@*.elte.hu:hun.org.elte.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:kissg@*sztaki.hu:hun.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:hg@*.elte.hu:hun.org.elte.*:doit=rmgroup ## HSV (Huntsville, Alabama, USA) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Contact: news@news.msfc.nasa.gov newgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:hsv.*:verify-alabama-group-admin=newgroup rmgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:hsv.*:verify-alabama-group-admin=rmgroup # newgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:hsv.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@news.msfc.nasa.gov:hsv.*:doit=rmgroup ## IA (Iowa, USA) newgroup:skunz@iastate.edu:ia.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:skunz@iastate.edu:ia.*:doit=rmgroup ## IBMNET # Contact: news@ibm.net # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:ibmnet.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:ibmnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## ICONZ (The Internet Company of New Zealand, New Zealand) # Contact: usenet@iconz.co.nz # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:iconz.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:iconz.*:doit=rmgroup ## IE (Ireland) newgroup:usenet@ireland.eu.net:ie.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:usenet@ireland.eu.net:ie.*:doit=rmgroup ## IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) # Contact: <postoffice@ieee.org> # This hierarchy is now defunct. newgroup:*@*:ieee.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:ieee.*:doit=rmgroup ## INFO newsgroups newgroup:rjoyner@uiuc.edu:info.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:rjoyner@uiuc.edu:info.*:doit=rmgroup ## IS (Iceland) # Contact: Marius Olafsson <news@isnet.is> # URL: http://www.isnet.is/is/usenet.html # PGPKEY URL: ftp://ftp.isnet.is/pub/isnet/usenet-info/PGP.PUBLICKEY # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:news@isnet.is:is.*:verify-is.isnet rmgroup:news@isnet.is:is.*:verify-is.isnet ## ISC ( Japanese ?) newgroup:news@sally.isc.chubu.ac.jp:isc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@sally.isc.chubu.ac.jp:isc.*:doit=rmgroup ## ISRAEL and IL newsgroups (Israel) newgroup:news@news.biu.ac.il:israel.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@news.biu.ac.il:israel.*|il.*:doit=rmgroup ## IT (Italian) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # URL: http://www.news.nic.it/news-it/ checkgroups:stefano@unipi.it:it.*:verify-it.announce.newgroups=miscctl newgroup:stefano@unipi.it:it.*:verify-it.announce.newgroups rmgroup:stefano@unipi.it:it.*:verify-it.announce.newgroups # newgroup:stefano@unipi.it:it.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:stefano@unipi.it:it.*:doit=rmgroup ## IU (Indiana University) newgroup:news@usenet.ucs.indiana.edu:iu.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:root@usenet.ucs.indiana.edu:iu.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:*@usenet.ucs.indiana.edu:iu*class.*:log rmgroup:news@usenet.ucs.indiana.edu:iu.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:root@usenet.ucs.indiana.edu:iu.*:doit=rmgroup ## JAPAN (Japan) # Contact: Tsuneo Tanaka <tt+null@efnet.com> # URL: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~AE5T-KSN/japan-e.html # Key fingerprint = 6A FA 19 47 69 1B 10 74 38 53 4B 1B D8 BA 3E 85 # PGP Key: http://grex.cyberspace.org/~tt/japan.admin.announce.asc # PGP Key: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~AE5T-KSN/japan/japan.admin.announce.asc # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:japan.admin.announce@news.efnet.com:japan.*:verify-japan.admin.announce@news.efnet.com newgroup:japan.admin.announce@news.efnet.com:japan.*:verify-japan.admin.announce@news.efnet.com rmgroup:japan.admin.announce@news.efnet.com:japan.*:verify-japan.admin.announce@news.efnet.com # checkgroups:news@marie.iijnet.or.jp:japan.*:log # newgroup:*@*:japan.*:log # rmgroup:*@*:japan.*:log ## JERUSALEM (Jerusalem/Yerushalayim/al-Quds) # Contact: jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk # URL: http://www.borve.demon.co.uk/jerusalem/index.html # Key URL: http://www.borve.demon.co.uk/jerusalem/pubkey.html # Key fingerprint = E8 47 E5 D6 5E 6C 13 28 19 87 97 F0 DD F0 79 05 checkgroups:jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk:jerusalem.*:verify-jerusalem-admin newgroup:jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk:jerusalem.*:verify-jerusalem-admin rmgroup:jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk:jerusalem.*:verify-jerusalem-admin # newgroup:jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk:jerusalem.*:doit=mail # rmgroup:jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk:jerusalem.*:mail # checkgroups:jerusalem-admin@borve.demon.co.uk:jerusalem.*:mail ## K12 ( US Educational Network ) newgroup:braultr@csmanoirs.qc.ca:k12.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:braultr@csmanoirs.qc.ca:k12.*:doit=rmgroup ## KA (Karlsruhe, Germany) # Contact: usenet@karlsruhe.org # For private use only, contact the above address for information. # # URL: http://www.karlsruhe.org/ (German only) # URL: http://www.karlsruhe.org/newsgroups (newsgroup list) # # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint = DE 19 BB 25 76 19 81 17 F0 67 D2 23 E8 C8 7C 90 checkgroups:usenet@karlsruhe.org:ka.*:verify-usenet@karlsruhe.org newgroup:usenet@karlsruhe.org:ka.*:verify-usenet@karlsruhe.org rmgroup:usenet@karlsruhe.org:ka.*:verify-usenet@karlsruhe.org ## KANTO # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:ty@kamoi.imasy.or.jp:kanto.*:verify-kanto.news.network=miscctl # NOTE: newgroups aren't verified... newgroup:*@*.jp:kanto.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:ty@kamoi.imasy.or.jp:kanto.*:verify-kanto.news.network ## KASSEL (Kassel, Germany) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # MAIL: pgp-public-keys@keys.de.pgp.net Subject: GET 0xC4D30EE5 checkgroups:dirk.meyer@dinoex.sub.org:kassel.*:verify-kassel-admin newgroup:dirk.meyer@dinoex.sub.org:kassel.*:verify-kassel-admin rmgroup:dirk.meyer@dinoex.sub.org:kassel.*:verify-kassel-admin ## KC (Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri, USA) newgroup:dan@sky.net:kc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:dan@sky.net:kc.*:doit=rmgroup ## KIEL checkgroups:kris@white.schulung.netuse.de:kiel.*:mail newgroup:kris@white.schulung.netuse.de:kiel.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:kris@white.schulung.netuse.de:kiel.*:doit=rmgroup ## KWNET (Kitchener-Waterloo?) # Contact: Ed Hew <edhew@xenitec.on.ca> # For private use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:kwnet.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:kwnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## LAW (?) # Contact: Jim Burke <jburke@kentlaw.edu> newgroup:*@*.kentlaw.edu:law.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:*@*.law.vill.edu:law.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*@*.kentlaw.edu:law.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:*@*.law.vill.edu:law.*:doit=rmgroup ## LIU newsgroups (Sweden?) newgroup:linus@tiny.lysator.liu.se:liu.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:linus@tiny.lysator.liu.se:liu.*:doit=rmgroup ## LINUX (Newsfeed from news.lameter.com) checkgroups:christoph@lameter.com:linux.*:doit=checkgroups newgroup:christoph@lameter.com:linux.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:christoph@lameter.com:linux.*:doit=rmgroup ## LOCAL (Local-only groups) # It is not really a good idea for sites to use these since they # may occur on many unconnect sites newgroup:*@*:local.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:local.*:drop ## MALTA ( Nation of Malta ) # Contact: cmeli@cis.um.edu.mt # URL: http://www.cis.um.edu.mt/news-malta/malta-news-new-site-faq.html # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:cmeli@cis.um.edu.mt:malta.*:verify-malta.config=miscctl newgroup:cmeli@cis.um.edu.mt:malta.*:verify-malta.config rmgroup:cmeli@cis.um.edu.mt:malta.*:verify-malta.config # newgroup:cmeli@cis.um.edu.mt:malta.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:cmeli@cis.um.edu.mt:malta.*:doit=rmgroup ## MANAWATU ( Manawatu Internet, New Zealand) # Contact: alan@manawatu.gen.nz or news@manawatu.gen.nz # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:manawatu.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:manawatu.*:doit=rmgroup ## MAUS ( MausNet, German ) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint: 82 52 C7 70 26 B9 72 A1 37 98 55 98 3F 26 62 3E checkgroups:guenter@gst0hb.north.de:maus.*:verify-maus-info=miscctl checkgroups:guenter@gst0hb.hb.provi.de:maus.*:verify-maus-info=miscctl newgroup:guenter@gst0hb.north.de:maus.*:verify-maus-info newgroup:guenter@gst0hb.hb.provi.de:maus.*:verify-maus-info rmgroup:guenter@gst0hb.north.de:maus.*:verify-maus-info rmgroup:guenter@gst0hb.hb.provi.de:maus.*:verify-maus-info # newgroup:guenter@gst0hb.north.de:maus.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:guenter@gst0hb.north.de:maus.*:doit=rmgroup ## MCMASTER (McMaster University, Ontario) # Contact: Brian Beckberger <news@informer1.cis.mcmaster.ca> # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:mcmaster.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:mcmaster.*:doit=rmgroup ## MCOM ( Netscape Inc, USA) newgroup:*@*:mcom.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:mcom.*:doit=rmgroup ## ME (Maine, USA) newgroup:kerry@maine.maine.edu:me.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:kerry@maine.maine.edu:me.*:doit=rmgroup ## MEDLUX ( All-Russia medical teleconferences ) # URL: ftp://ftp.medlux.ru/pub/news/medlux.grp checkgroups:neil@new*.medlux.ru:medlux.*:mail newgroup:neil@new*.medlux.ru:medlux.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:neil@new*.medlux.ru:medlux.*:doit=rmgroup ## MELB ( Melbourne, Australia) newgroup:kre@*mu*au:melb.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:revdoc@*uow.edu.au:melb.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:kre@*mu*au:melb.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:revdoc@*uow.edu.au:melb.*:doit=rmgroup ## MILW (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) # Contact: milw@usenet.mil.wi.us # URL: http://usenet.mil.wi.us # Key fingerprint = 6E 9B 9F 70 98 AB 9C E5 C3 C0 05 82 21 5B F4 9E # Key URL: http://usenet.mil.wi.us/pgpkey # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:milw@usenet.mil.wi.us:milw.*:verify-milw.config newgroup:milw@usenet.mil.wi.us:milw.*:verify-milw.config rmgroup:milw@usenet.mil.wi.us:milw.*:verify-milw.config ## MENSA (The Mensa Organisation) # Contact: usenet@newsgate.mensa.org # Key fingerprint: A7 57 24 49 C0 D4 47 33 84 A0 52 6E F1 A4 00 5B # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:usenet@newsgate.mensa.org:mensa.*:verify-mensa.config=miscctl newgroup:usenet@newsgate.mensa.org:mensa.*:verify-mensa.config rmgroup:usenet@newsgate.mensa.org:mensa.*:verify-mensa.config ## METOCEAN (ISP in Japan) newgroup:fwataru@*.metocean.co.jp:metocean.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:fwataru@*.metocean.co.jp:metocean.*:doit=rmgroup ## METROPOLIS # Contact: newsmaster@worldonline.nl # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:metropolis.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:metropolis.*:doit=rmgroup ## MI (Michigan, USA) # Contact: Steve Simmons <scs@lokkur.dexter.mi.us> # URL: http://www.inland-sea.com/mi-news.html # http://www.inland-sea.com/mi-news.html checkgroups:scs@lokkur.dexter.mi.us:mi.*:mail newgroup:scs@lokkur.dexter.mi.us:mi.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:scs@lokkur.dexter.mi.us:mi.*:doit=rmgroup ## MOD (Original top level moderated hierarchy) # Removed in the "Great Renaming" of 1988. # Possible revival attempt in mid-97, so watch this space.. # They seem to be taking a while to get going (mid 1999) newgroup:*@*:mod.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:mod.*:doit=rmgroup ## MUC (Munchen (Munich) , Germany. ) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint = 43 C7 0E 7C 45 C7 06 E0 BD 6F 76 CE 07 39 5E 66 checkgroups:muc-cmsg@muenchen.pro-bahn.org:muc.*:verify-muc.admin newgroup:muc-cmsg@muenchen.pro-bahn.org:muc.*:verify-muc.admin rmgroup:muc-cmsg@muenchen.pro-bahn.org:muc.*:verify-muc.admin # newgroup:muc-cmsg@muenchen.pro-bahn.org:muc.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:muc-cmsg@muenchen.pro-bahn.org:muc.*:doit=rmgroup ## NAGASAKI-U ( Nagasaki University, Japan ) newgroup:root@*nagasaki-u.ac.jp:nagasaki-u.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:root@*nagasaki-u.ac.jp:nagasaki-u.*:doit=rmgroup ## NAS (Numerican Aerodynamic Simulation Facility @ NASA Ames Research Center) # Contact: news@nas.nasa.gov # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:nas.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:nas.*:doit=rmgroup ## NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA) # Contact: news@nas.nasa.gov # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:nasa.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:nasa.*:doit=rmgroup ## NC (North Carolina, USA) # Tim Seaver <tas@bellsouth.net> says he hasn't had any dealings with nc.* # for over two years and the hierarchy is basically "open to anyone who # wants it." # newgroup:tas@ncren.net:nc.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:tas@ncren.net:nc.*:doit=rmgroup ## NCF ( National Capital Freenet, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ) # Contact: news@freenet.carleton.ca # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:ncf.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:ncf.*:doit=rmgroup ## NCTU newsgroups (Taiwan) newgroup:chen@cc.nctu.edu.tw:nctu.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:chen@cc.nctu.edu.tw:nctu.*:doit=rmgroup ## NCU (National Central University, Taiwan) # Contact: Ying-Hao Chang <aqlott@db.csie.ncu.edu.tw> # Contact: <runn@news.ncu.edu.tw> # For local use only, contact the above addresses for information. newgroup:*@*:ncu.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:ncu.*:doit=rmgroup ## NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) # Contact: <usenet@nersc.gov> # For local use only, contact the above addresses for information. newgroup:*@*:nersc.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:nersc.*:doit=rmgroup ## NET newsgroups ( Usenet 2 ) # URL: http://www.usenet2.org # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint: D7 D3 5C DB 18 6A 29 79 BF 74 D4 58 A3 78 9D 22 checkgroups:control@usenet2.org:net.*:verify-control@usenet2.org newgroup:control@usenet2.org:net.*:verify-control@usenet2.org rmgroup:control@usenet2.org:net.*:verify-control@usenet2.org ## NETSCAPE (Netscape Communications Corp) # Contact: news@netscape.com # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # URL: http://www.mozilla.org/community.html # URL: http://www.mozilla.org/newsfeeds.html # Key fingerprint = B7 80 55 12 1F 9C 17 0B 86 66 AD 3B DB 68 35 EC checkgroups:news@netscape.com:netscape.*:verify-netscape.public.admin newgroup:news@netscape.com:netscape.*:verify-netscape.public.admin rmgroup:news@netscape.com:netscape.*:verify-netscape.public.admin # checkgroups:news@netscape.com:netscape.*:mail # newgroup:news@netscape.com:netscape.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroups:news@netscape.com:netscape.*:doit=rmgroup ## NETINS ( netINS, Inc ) # Contact: Kevin Houle <kevin@netins.net> # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:netins.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:netins.*:doit=rmgroup ## NIAGARA (Niagara Peninsula, US/CAN) newgroup:news@niagara.com:niagara.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@niagara.com:niagara.*:doit=rmgroup ## NIAS (Japanese ?) newgroup:news@cc.nias.ac.jp:nias.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@cc.nias.ac.jp:nias.*:doit=rmgroup ## NIGERIA (Nigeria) newgroup:news@easnet.net:nigeria.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@easnet.net:nigeria.*:doit=rmgroup ## NL (Netherlands) # Contact: nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl # URL: http://www.xs4all.nl/~egavic/NL/ (Dutch) # URL: http://www.kinkhorst.com/usenet/nladmin.en.html (English) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint: 45 20 0B D5 A1 21 EA 7C EF B2 95 6C 25 75 4D 27 checkgroups:nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl:nl.*:verify-nl.newsgroups newgroup:nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl:nl.*:verify-nl.newsgroups rmgroup:nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl:nl.*:verify-nl.newsgroups # checkgroups:nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl:nl.*:mail # newgroup:nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl:nl.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:nl-admin@nic.surfnet.nl:nl.*:doit=rmgroup ## NL-ALT (Alternative Netherlands groups) # URL: http://www.xs4all.nl/~onno/nl-alt/ # Several options are given in the FAQ for creating and removing groups. # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key fingerprint: 6B 62 EB 53 4D 5D 2F 96 35 D9 C8 9C B0 65 0E 4C newgroup:*@*:nl-alt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:nl-alt-janitor@surfer.xs4all.nl:nl-alt.*:verify-nl-alt.config.admin rmgroup:news@kink.xs4all.nl:nl-alt.*:verify-nl-alt.config.admin ## NLNET newsgroups (Netherlands ISP) newgroup:beheer@nl.net:nlnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:beheer@nl.net:nlnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## NM (New Mexico, USA) newgroup:news@tesuque.cs.sandia.gov:nm.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@tesuque.cs.sandia.gov:nm.*:doit=rmgroup ## NO (Norway) # See also http://www.usenet.no/ ( Norwegian ) # See also http://www.usenet.no/no-admin.html ( English ) # Key URL: http://www.usenet.no/pgp-key # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:control@usenet.no:no.*:verify-no-hir-control newgroup:control@usenet.no:no.*:verify-no-hir-control newgroup:*@*.no:no.alt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:control@usenet.no:no.*:verify-no-hir-control # checkgroups:control@usenet.no:no.*:mail # newgroup:control@usenet.no:no.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:*@*.no:no.alt.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:control@usenet.no:no.*:doit=rmgroup ## NORD (Northern Germany) # thilo@own.deceiver.org no longer a valid address # newgroup:thilo@own.deceiver.org:nord.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:thilo@own.deceiver.org:nord.*:doit=rmgroup ## NV (Nevada) newgroup:doctor@netcom.com:nv.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:cshapiro@netcom.com:nv.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:doctor@netcom.com:nv.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:cshapiro@netcom.com:nv.*:doit=rmgroup ## NY (New York State, USA) newgroup:root@ny.psca.com:ny.*:mail rmgroup:root@ny.psca.com:ny.*:mail ## NYC (New York City, USA) # Contact: Perry E. Metzger <perry@piermont.com> newgroup:perry@piermont.com:nyc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:perry@piermont.com:nyc.*:doit=rmgroup ## NZ (New Zealand) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Contact root@usenet.net.nz # URL: http://usenet.net.nz # URL: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/nz-news-hierarchy # PGP fingerprint: 07 DF 48 AA D0 ED AA 88 16 70 C5 91 65 3D 1A 28 checkgroups:root@usenet.net.nz:nz.*:verify-nz-hir-control newgroup:root@usenet.net.nz:nz.*:verify-nz-hir-control rmgroup:root@usenet.net.nz:nz.*:verify-nz-hir-control # newgroup:root@usenet.net.nz:nz.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:root@usenet.net.nz:nz.*:doit=rmgroup ## OC newsgroups (Orange County, California, USA) newgroup:bob@tsunami.sugarland.unocal.com:oc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:bob@tsunami.sugarland.unocal.com:oc.*:doit=rmgroup ## OH (Ohio, USA) newgroup:trier@ins.cwru.edu:oh.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:trier@ins.cwru.edu:oh.*:doit=rmgroup ## OK (Oklahoma, USA) newgroup:quentin@*qns.com:ok.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:quentin@*qns.com:ok.*:doit=rmgroup ## OKINAWA (Okinawa, Japan) newgroup:news@opus.or.jp:okinawa.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@opus.or.jp:okinawa.*:doit=rmgroup ## ONT (Ontario, Canada) newgroup:pkern@gpu.utcc.utoronto.ca:ont.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:pkern@gpu.utcc.utoronto.ca:ont.*:doit=rmgroup ## OTT (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) # Contact: onag@pinetree.org # URL: http://www.pinetree.org/ONAG/ newgroup:news@bnr.ca:ott.*:doit=mail newgroup:news@nortel.ca:ott.*:doit=mail newgroup:clewis@ferret.ocunix.on.ca:ott.*:doit=mail newgroup:news@ferret.ocunix.on.ca:ott.*:doit=mail newgroup:news@*pinetree.org:ott.*:doit=mail newgroup:gordon@*pinetree.org:ott.*:doit=mail newgroup:dave@revcan.ca:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:news@bnr.ca:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:news@nortel.ca:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:clewis@ferret.ocunix.on.ca:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:news@ferret.ocunix.on.ca:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:news@*pinetree.org:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:gordon@*pinetree.org:ott.*:doit=mail rmgroup:dave@revcan.ca:ott.*:doit=mail ## PA (Pennsylvania, USA) # URL: http://www.netcom.com/~rb1000/pa_hierarchy/ newgroup:fxp@epix.net:pa.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:fxp@epix.net:pa.*:doit=rmgroup ## PGH (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:pgh-config@psc.edu:pgh.*:verify-pgh.config=miscctl newgroup:pgh-config@psc.edu:pgh.*:verify-pgh.config rmgroup:pgh-config@psc.edu:pgh.*:verify-pgh.config # checkgroups:pgh-config@psc.edu:pgh.*:mail # newgroup:pgh-config@psc.edu:pgh.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:pgh-config@psc.edu:pgh.*:doit=rmgroup ## PHL (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) newgroup:news@vfl.paramax.com:phl.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@vfl.paramax.com:phl.*:doit=rmgroup ## PIN (Personal Internauts' NetNews) newgroup:pin-admin@forus.or.jp:pin.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:pin-admin@forus.or.jp:pin.*:doit=rmgroup ## PIPEX (UUNET WorldCom UK) # Contact: Russell Vincent <news-control@ops.pipex.net> newgroup:news-control@ops.pipex.net:pipex.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news-control@ops.pipex.net:pipex.*:doit=rmgroup ## PITT (University of Pittsburgh, PA) newgroup:news+@pitt.edu:pitt.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@toads.pgh.pa.us:pitt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news+@pitt.edu:pitt.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@toads.pgh.pa.us:pitt.*:doit=rmgroup ## PL (Poland and Polish language) ## For more info, see http://www.ict.pwr.wroc.pl/doc/news-pl-new-site-faq.html # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:michalj@*fuw.edu.pl:pl.*:verify-pl.announce.newgroups checkgroups:newgroup@usenet.pl:pl.*:verify-pl.announce.newgroups newgroup:michalj@*fuw.edu.pl:pl.*:verify-pl.announce.newgroups newgroup:newgroup@usenet.pl:pl.*:verify-pl.announce.newgroups rmgroup:michalj@*fuw.edu.pl:pl.*:verify-pl.announce.newgroups rmgroup:newgroup@usenet.pl:pl.*:verify-pl.announce.newgroups # newgroup:michalj@*fuw.edu.pl:pl.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:newgroup@usenet.pl:pl.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:michalj@*fuw.edu.pl:pl.*:doit=rmgroup # rmgroup:newgroup@usenet.pl:pl.*:doit=rmgroup ## PLANET ( PlaNet FreeNZ co-operative, New Zealand) # Contact: office@pl.net # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:planet.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:planet.*:doit=rmgroup ## PRIMA (prima.ruhr.de/Prima e.V. in Germany) # Contact: admin@prima.de # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:prima.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:prima.*:doit=rmgroup # PSU ( Penn State University, USA ) # Contact: Dave Barr (barr@math.psu.edu) # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:psu.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:psu.*:doit=rmgroup ## PT (Portugal and Portuguese language) newgroup:pmelo@*inescc.pt:pt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:pmelo@*inescc.pt:pt.*:doit=rmgroup ## PUBNET ## This Hierarchy is now defunct. ## URL: ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/control/pubnet/pubnet.config.Z newgroup:*@*:pubnet.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:pubnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## REDHAT (Red Hat Linux) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:news@redhat.com:redhat.*:verify-news@redhat.com=mail newgroup:news@redhat.com:redhat.*:verify-news@redhat.com=mail rmgroup:news@redhat.com:redhat.*:verify-news@redhat.com=mail ## RELCOM ( Commonwealth of Independent States) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # The official list of relcom groups is supposed to be available from # URL: ftp://ftp.relcom.ru/pub/relcom/netinfo/telconfs.txt # KEY URL: ftp://ftp.relcom.ru/pub/relcom/netinfo/coordpubkey.txt checkgroups:coord@new*.relcom.ru:relcom.*:verify-relcom.newsgroups newgroup:coord@new*.relcom.ru:relcom.*:verify-relcom.newsgroups rmgroup:coord@new*.relcom.ru:relcom.*:verify-relcom.newsgroups # checkgroups:coord@new*.relcom.ru:relcom.*:mail # newgroup:coord@new*.relcom.ru:relcom.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:coord@new*.relcom.ru:relcom.*:doit=rmgroup ## RPI ( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA) # Contact: sofkam@rpi.edu # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:rpi.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:rpi.*:doit=rmgroup ## SAAR (Saarbruecke, Germany) newgroup:news@alien.saar.de:saar.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@alien.saar.de:saar.*:doit=rmgroup ## SACHSNET (German) newgroup:root@lusatia.de:sachsnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:root@lusatia.de:sachsnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## SAT (San Antonio, Texas, USA) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Contact: satgroup@endicor.com # URL: http://www.endicor.com/~satgroup/ checkgroups:satgroup@endicor.com:sat.*:verify-satgroup@endicor.com newgroup:satgroup@endicor.com:sat.*:verify-satgroup@endicor.com rmgroup:satgroup@endicor.com:sat.*:verify-satgroup@endicor.com #checkgroups:satgroup@endicor.com:sat.*:doit=checkgroups #newgroup:satgroup@endicor.com:sat.*:doit=newgroup #rmgroup:satgroup@endicor.com:sat.*:doit=rmgroup ## SBAY (South Bay/Silicon Valley, California) newgroup:steveh@grafex.sbay.org:sbay.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:ikluft@thunder.sbay.org:sbay.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:steveh@grafex.sbay.org:sbay.*:mail rmgroup:ikluft@thunder.sbay.org:sbay.*:mail ## SCHULE # Contact: schule-admin@roxel.ms.sub.org # URL: http://home.pages.de/~schule-admin/ # Key fingerprint = 64 06 F0 AE E1 46 85 0C BD CA 0E 53 8B 1E 73 D2 # Key URL: http://home.pages.de/~schule-admin/schule.asc # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:newsctrl@schule.de:schule.*:verify-schule.konfig=miscctl newgroup:newsctrl@schule.de:schule.*:verify-schule.konfig rmgroup:newsctrl@schule.de:schule.*:verify-schule.konfig ## SDNET (Greater San Diego Area, California, USA) # URL: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/staff/wk/w/sdnet.html # URL: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/staff/wk/w/config.html # URL: ftp://ftp.csu.net/pub/news/active newgroup:wkronert@sunstroke.sdsu.edu:sdnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:wkronert@sunstroke.sdsu.edu:sdnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## SDSU (San Diego State University, CA) # Contact: Craig R. Sadler <usenet@sdsu.edu> # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:sdsu.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:sdsu.*:doit=rmgroup ## SE (Sweden) # Contact: usenet@usenet-se.net # URL: http://www.usenet-se.net/ # URL: http://www.usenet-se.net/index_eng.html (English version) # Key URL: http://www.usenet-se.net/pgp-key.txt # Key fingerprint = 68 03 F0 FD 0C C3 4E 69 6F 0D 0C 60 3C 58 63 96 # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:usenet@usenet-se.net:se.*:verify-usenet-se rmgroup:usenet@usenet-se.net:se.*:verify-usenet-se checkgroups:usenet@usenet-se.net:se.*:verify-usenet-se #newgroup:usenet@usenet-se.net:se.*:doit=newgroup #rmgroup:usenet@usenet-se.net:se.*:doit=rmgroup #checkgroups:usenet@usenet-se.net:se.*:doit=checkgroups ## SEATTLE (Seattle, Washington, USA) newgroup:billmcc@akita.com:seattle.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:graham@ee.washington.edu:seattle.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:billmcc@akita.com:seattle.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:graham@ee.washington.edu:seattle.*:doit=rmgroup ## SFNET newsgroups (Finland) newgroup:hmj@*cs.tut.fi:sfnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:hmj@*cs.tut.fi:sfnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## SHAMASH (Jewish) newgroup:archives@israel.nysernet.org:shamash.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:archives@israel.nysernet.org:shamash.*:doit=rmgroup ## SI (The Republic of Slovenia) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:news-admin@arnes.si:si.*:verify-si.news.announce.newsgroups=miscctl newgroup:news-admin@arnes.si:si.*:verify-si.news.announce.newsgroups rmgroup:news-admin@arnes.si:si.*:verify-si.news.announce.newsgroups # newgroup:news-admin@arnes.si:si.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news-admin@arnes.si:si.*:doit=rmgroup ## SK (Slovakia) checkgroups:uhlar@ccnews.ke.sanet.sk:sk.*:mail newgroup:uhlar@ccnews.ke.sanet.sk:sk.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:uhlar@ccnews.ke.sanet.sk:sk.*:doit=rmgroup ## SLAC ( Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, USA ) # Contact: news@news.stanford.edu # Limited distribution hierarchy, contact the above address for information. newgroup:news@news.stanford.edu:slac.*:log rmgroup:news@news.stanford.edu:slac.*:doit=rmgroup ## SLO (San Luis Obispo, CA) newgroup:news@punk.net:slo.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@punk.net:slo.*:doit=rmgroup ## SOLENT (Solent region, England) newgroup:news@tcp.co.uk:solent.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@tcp.co.uk:solent.*:doit=rmgroup ## STGT (Stuttgart, Germany) checkgroups:news@news.uni-stuttgart.de:stgt.*:mail newgroup:news@news.uni-stuttgart.de:stgt.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@news.uni-stuttgart.de:stgt.*:doit=rmgroup ## STL (Saint Louis, Missouri, USA) newgroup:news@icon-stl.net:stl.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@icon-stl.net:stl.*:doit=rmgroup ## SU ( Stanford University, USA ) # Contact: news@news.stanford.edu # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:su.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:su.*:doit=rmgroup ## SUNET (Swedish University Network) newgroup:ber@*.sunet.se:sunet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:ber@*.sunet.se:sunet.*:doit=rmgroup ## SURFNET (Dutch Universities network) newgroup:news@info.nic.surfnet.nl:surfnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@info.nic.surfnet.nl:surfnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## SWNET (Sverige, Sweden) newgroup:ber@sunic.sunet.se:swnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:ber@sunic.sunet.se:swnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## TAMU (Texas A&M University) # Contact: Philip Kizer <news@tamu.edu> newgroup:news@tamsun.tamu.edu:tamu.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@tamsun.tamu.edu:tamu.*:doit=rmgroup ## TAOS (Taos, New Mexico, USA) # Contact: "Chris Gunn" <cgunn@laplaza.org> newgroup:cgunn@laplaza.org:taos.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:cgunn@laplaza.org:taos.*:doit=rmgroup ## TCFN (Toronto Free Community Network, Canada) newgroup:news@t-fcn.net:tcfn.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@t-fcn.net:tcfn.*:doit=rmgroup ## T-NETZ (German Email Network) # Defunct, use z-netz.* newgroup:*@*:t-netz.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:t-netz.*:doit=rmgroup ## TELE (Tele Danmark Internet) # Contact: usenet@tdk.net # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:tele.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:tele.*:doit=rmgroup ## TEST (Local test hierarchy) # It is not really a good idea for sites to use these since they # may occur on many unconnect sites. newgroup:*@*:test.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:test.*:drop ## THUR ( Thuringia, Germany ) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # Key Fingerprint: 7E 3D 73 13 93 D4 CA 78 39 DE 3C E7 37 EE 22 F1 checkgroups:usenet@thur.de:thur.*:verify-thur.net.news.groups newgroup:usenet@thur.de:thur.*:verify-thur.net.news.groups rmgroup:usenet@thur.de:thur.*:verify-thur.net.news.groups ## TNN ( The Network News, Japan ) newgroup:tnn@iij-mc.co.jp:tnn.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:netnews@news.iij.ad.jp:tnn.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:tnn@iij-mc.co.jp:tnn.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:netnews@news.iij.ad.jp:tnn.*:doit=rmgroup ## TRIANGLE (Central North Carolina, USA ) newgroup:jfurr@acpub.duke.edu:triangle.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:tas@concert.net:triangle.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@news.duke.edu:triangle.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:jfurr@acpub.duke.edu:triangle.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:tas@concert.net:triangle.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@news.duke.edu:triangle.*:doit=rmgroup # TUM (Technische Universitaet Muenchen) newgroup:news@informatik.tu-muenchen.de:tum.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@informatik.tu-muenchen.de:tum.*:doit=rmgroup ## TW (Taiwan) newgroup:ltc@news.cc.nctu.edu.tw:tw.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:k-12@news.nchu.edu.tw:tw.k-12.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:ltc@news.cc.nctu.edu.tw:tw.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:k-12@news.nchu.edu.tw:tw.k-12*:doit=rmgroup ## TX (Texas, USA) newgroup:eric@cirr.com:tx.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:tx.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:usenet@academ.com:tx.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:eric@cirr.com:tx.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:tx.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:usenet@academ.com:tx.*:doit=rmgroup ## UCB ( University of California Berkeley, USA) # Contact: Chris van den Berg <usenet@agate.berkeley.edu> newgroup:usenet@agate.berkeley.edu:ucb.*:verify-ucb.news rmgroup:usenet@agate.berkeley.edu:ucb.*:verify-ucb.news ## UCD ( University of California Davis, USA ) newgroup:usenet@rocky.ucdavis.edu:ucd.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:usenet@mark.ucdavis.edu:ucd.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:usenet@rocky.ucdavis.edu:ucd.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:usenet@mark.ucdavis.edu:ucd.*:doit=rmgroup ## UFRA (Unterfranken, Deutschland) # Contact: news@mayn.de # URL: http://www.mayn.de/users/news/ # Key fingerprint = F7 AD 96 D8 7A 3F 7E 84 02 0C 83 9A DB 8F EB B8 # Syncable server: news.mayn.de (contact news@mayn.de if permission denied) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. newgroup:news@mayn.de:ufra.*:verify-news.mayn.de=newgroup rmgroup:news@mayn.de:ufra.*:verify-news.mayn.de=rmgroup checkgroups:news@mayn.de:ufra.*:verify-news.mayn.de=misctl # newgroup:news@mayn.de:ufra.*:verify-news.mayn.de=mail # rmgroup:news@mayn.de:ufra.*:verify-news.mayn.de=mail # checkgroups:news@mayn.de:ufra.*:verify-news.mayn.de=mail ## UIUC (University of Illinois, USA ) newgroup:p-pomes@*.cso.uiuc.edu:uiuc.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:paul@*.cso.uiuc.edu:uiuc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:p-pomes@*.cso.uiuc.edu:uiuc.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:paul@*.cso.uiuc.edu:uiuc.*:doit=rmgroup ## UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:control@usenet.org.uk:uk.*:verify-uk.net.news.announce newgroup:control@usenet.org.uk:uk.*:verify-uk.net.news.announce rmgroup:control@usenet.org.uk:uk.*:verify-uk.net.news.announce # checkgroups:control@usenet.org.uk:uk.*:mail # newgroup:control@usenet.org.uk:uk.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:control@usenet.org.uk:uk.*:doit=rmgroup ## UKR ( Ukraine ) newgroup:ay@sita.kiev.ua:ukr.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:ay@sita.kiev.ua:ukr.*:doit=rmgroup ## UMICH (University of Michigan) newgroup:*@*.umich.edu:umich.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*@*.umich.edu:umich.*:doit=rmgroup ## UMN (University of Minnesota, USA ) newgroup:edh@*.tc.umn.edu:umn.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@*.tc.umn.edu:umn.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:Michael.E.Hedman-1@umn.edu:umn.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:edh@*.tc.umn.edu:umn*class.*:log newgroup:news@*.tc.umn.edu:umn*class.*:log newgroup:Michael.E.Hedman-1@umn.edu:umn*class.*:log rmgroup:news@*.tc.umn.edu:umn.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:edh@*.tc.umn.edu:umn.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:Michael.E.Hedman-1@umn.edu:umn.*:doit=rmgroup ## UN (The United Nations) # URL: http://www.itu.int/Conferences/un/ # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:news@news.itu.int:un.*:verify-ungroups@news.itu.int newgroup:news@news.itu.int:un.*:verify-ungroups@news.itu.int rmgroup:news@news.itu.int:un.*:verify-ungroups@news.itu.int # checkgroups:news@news.itu.int:un.*:mail # newgroup:news@news.itu.int:un.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:news@news.itu.int:un.*:doit=rmgroup ## UO (University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA ) newgroup:newsadmin@news.uoregon.edu:uo.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:newsadmin@news.uoregon.edu:uo.*:doit=rmgroup ## US (United States of America) # URL: http://www.cyclic.com/~kingdon/us-create.html checkgroups:usadmin@wwa.com:us.*:mail newgroup:usadmin@wwa.com:us.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:usadmin@wwa.com:us.*:doit=rmgroup ## UT (U. of Toronto) # newgroup:news@ecf.toronto.edu:ut.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:news@ecf.toronto.edu:ut.class.*:log # rmgroup:news@ecf.toronto.edu:ut.*:doit=rmgroup ## UTA (Finnish) newgroup:news@news.cc.tut.fi:uta.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@news.cc.tut.fi:uta.*:doit=rmgroup ## UTEXAS (University of Texas, USA ) newgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:utexas.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:news@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu:utexas.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:utexas*class.*:log newgroup:news@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu:utexas*class.*:log rmgroup:fletcher@cs.utexas.edu:utexas.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:news@geraldo.cc.utexas.edu:utexas.*:doit=rmgroup ## UTWENTE (University of Twente, Netherlands) # Contact: newsmaster@utwente.nl # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:utwente.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:utwente.*:doit=rmgroup ## UVA (virginia.edu - University of Virginia) # Contact: usenet@virginia.edu # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:uva.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:uva.*:doit=rmgroup ## UW (University of Waterloo, Canada) newgroup:bcameron@math.uwaterloo.ca:uw.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:bcameron@math.uwaterloo.ca:uw.*:doit=rmgroup ## UWARWICK (University of Warwick, UK) # Contact: Jon Harley <news@csv.warwick.ac.uk> # For internal use only, contact above address for questions newgroup:*@*:uwarwick.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:uwarwick.*:doit=rmgroup ## UWO (University of Western Ontario, London, Canada) newgroup:reggers@julian.uwo.ca:uwo.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:reggers@julian.uwo.ca:uwo.*:doit=rmgroup ## VEGAS (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) newgroup:cshapiro@netcom.com:vegas.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:doctor@netcom.com:vegas.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:cshapiro@netcom.com:vegas.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:doctor@netcom.com:vegas.*:doit=rmgroup ## VGC (Japan groups?) newgroup:news@isl.melco.co.jp:vgc.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@isl.melco.co.jp:vgc.*:doit=rmgroup ## VMSNET ( VMS Operating System ) newgroup:cts@dragon.com:vmsnet.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:cts@dragon.com:vmsnet.*:doit=rmgroup ## WADAI (Japanese ?) newgroup:kohe-t@*wakayama-u.ac.jp:wadai.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:kohe-t@*wakayama-u.ac.jp:wadai.*:doit=rmgroup ## WALES (Wales, British Isles) # Contact: committee@wales-usenet.org # URL: http://www.wales-usenet.org/ # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:control@wales-usenet.org:wales.*:verify-wales-usenet newgroup:control@wales-usenet.org:wales.*:verify-wales-usenet rmgroup:control@wales-usenet.org:wales.*:verify-wales-usenet # checkgroups:control@wales-usenet.org:wales.*:mail # newgroup:control@wales-usenet.org:wales.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:control@wales-usenet.org:wales.*:doit=rmgroup ## WASH (Washington State, USA) newgroup:graham@ee.washington.edu:wash.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:graham@ee.washington.edu:wash.*:doit=rmgroup ## west-virginia (West Virginia, United States) ## ## Accept all newgroups and rmgroups from trusted sources. newgroup and ## rmgroup messages will usually be sent by bryan27@hgo.net or ## mark@bluefield.net who are administrating the hierarchy. checkgroup ## messages will be sent by bryan27@hgo.net only newgroup:bryan27@hgo.net:west-virginia.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:mark@bluefield.net:west-virginia.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:bryan27@hgo.net:west-virginia.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:mark@bluefield.net:west-virginia.*:doit=rmgroup checkgroups:bryan27@hgo.net:west-virginia.*:mail ## WORLDONLINE # Contact: newsmaster@worldonline.nl # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:worldonline.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:worldonline.*:doit=rmgroup ## WPG (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) # Contact: Gary Mills <mills@cc.umanitoba.ca> newgroup:mills@cc.umanitoba.ca:wpg.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:mills@cc.umanitoba.ca:wpg.*:doit=rmgroup ## WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA) newgroup:aej@*.wpi.edu:wpi.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:aej@*.wpi.edu:wpi.*:doit=rmgroup ## WU (Washington University at St. Louis, MO) newgroup:*@*.wustl.edu:wu.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:*@*.wustl.edu:wu.*:doit=rmgroup ## XS4ALL (XS4ALL, Netherlands) # Contact: Cor Bosman <news@xs4all.nl> newgroup:news@*xs4all.nl:xs4all.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:news@*xs4all.nl:xs4all.*:doit=rmgroup ## YORK (York University, Toronto, ON) # Contact: Peter Marques <news@yorku.ca> # For local use only, contact the above address for information. newgroup:*@*:york.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:york.*:doit=rmgroup ## Z-NETZ (German non internet based network.) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. # There are 2 groups claiming to control this hierarchy # Information is provided for each. # MAIL: pgp-public-keys@informatik.uni-hamburg.de Subject: GET 0x40145FC9 # checkgroups:dirk.meyer@dinoex.sub.org:z-netz.*:verify-checkgroups-dinoex # newgroup:dirk.meyer@dinoex.sub.org:z-netz.*:verify-checkgroups-dinoex # newgroup:*@*.de:z-netz.alt.*:doit=newgroup # newgroup:*@*.sub.org:z-netz.alt.*:doit=newgroup # rmgroup:dirk.meyer@dinoex.sub.org:z-netz.*:verify-checkgroups-dinoex # newgroup:z-netz-gatekoo@as-node.jena.thur.de:z-netz.*:verify-z-netz.koordination.user+sysops=mail # checkgroups:z-netz-gatekoo@as-node.jena.thur.de:z-netz.*:verify-z-netz.koordination.user+sysops=mail # rmgroup:z-netz-gatekoo@as-node.jena.thur.de:z-netz.*:verify-z-netz.koordination.user+sysops=mail # Key fingerprint = 1C 6A B0 94 CC C3 EC 62 F0 50 AB 8A 51 CD 6E 95 ## ZA (South Africa) newgroup:root@duvi.eskom.co.za:za.*:doit=newgroup newgroup:ccfj@hippo.ru.ac.za:za.*:doit=newgroup rmgroup:root@duvi.eskom.co.za:za.*:doit=rmgroup rmgroup:ccfj@hippo.ru.ac.za:za.*:doit=rmgroup ## ZER (German Email Network) ## Defunct, use z-netz.* newgroup:*@*:zer.*:drop rmgroup:*@*:zer.*:doit=rmgroup ## ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ## IDIOT LIST ## ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ## "Real" People all:*@*michigan.com:*:drop all:*@*rabbit.net:*:drop all:*@*anatolia.org:*:drop all:djk@*:*:drop all:*@*tasp*:*:drop all:*@espuma*:*:drop all:cosar@*:*:drop all:gritton@montana.et.byu.edu:*:drop all:riley@planet*:*:drop all:biff@bit.net:*:drop ## "Open" sites all:*@*infi.net:*:drop all:*@*.cs.du.edu:*:drop all:*@netcom.com:alt.*:drop all:*@ix.netcom.com:alt.*:drop all:*@*.penet.*:*:drop all:*@utmb.edu:*:drop all:*@lbss.fcps*:*:drop all:*@freenet.carleton.ca:*:drop all:*@kaiwan.com:*:drop all:*@ripco.com:*:drop ## The usual aliases all:*@*heaven*:*:drop all:*@*hell*:*:drop all:*@*nowhere*:*:drop all:noone@*:*:drop all:nobody@*:*:drop all:*d00d*@*:*:drop all:*dude*@*:*:drop all:*warez*@*:*:drop all:*@*warez*:*:drop all:hacker@*:*:drop all:guest@*:*:drop all:cracker@*:*:drop all:news@mail:*:drop ---------------------------------------------- Subject: 3.3 List of PGP keys used by Hierarchy Administrators. This section is under review, see the following URL for the list maintained by David Lawrence: ftp://ftp.uu.net/networking/news/misc/pgpcontrol/PGPKEYS ------------------------------------ Subject: 3.4 Creating a new hierarchy. Step 1. Decide if you *really* need to create a new hierarchy, there are currently hundreds of existing hierarchies out there that deal with thousands of topics. Employ the options of using an existing hierarchy such as alt.* before you go through the process of creating a new one. Step 2. Do you want to distribute the hierarchy to just a few or many sites? If you wish to limit the sites than be VERY careful about sending out control messages. It is very easy to have these being sent to every site on Usenet. If you are having these groups created on just a few sites it is probably a better idea to have the admins of each manually add them. Some sites will also add group where they receive messages so it you have to take care that those sites don't send articles from your hierarchy to other sites. In summary ensuring that a group is restricted to more than a small number of sites is difficult and sooner or later some messages will leak out. Step 3. Decide on the name of the hierarchy, you should check the Master List to see if it has already been taken. Having the same name as an existing hierarchy causes problems for both and is best avoided. Also don't use a name that is likely to be used by someone else. ie if your organisation is the University of Hereville don't create hereville.* if the local area might want to use it. Step 4. Work out the rules for the hierarchy, if it is for your organisation then an official policy should be created and a position allocated for controlling creating and distribution of any groups. If you are widely distributing the hierarchy you should consult with interested parties about rules for the groups and possible names. Take a look at the rules for the uk.*, nz.* and other hierarchies to get an idea of what you might like to use. At this stage you should plan what the hierarchy is going to look like in the future. If the hierarchy becomes popular then you may need to add on new groups to cover expanded and new topics. The design of the hierarchy should be such that these groups can be easily accommodated. Some groups are common among most hierarchies. A test group (usually called *.test ). A group for discussing creating new groups ( *.config or *.net.admin ). A general discussion group ( *.misc or *.general ). An announcement groups ( *.announce ). A group for non-commercial advertising ( *.forsale , *.wanted ) Step 5. Create an alias for sending out control messages for the group, don't use your own name since your address might change. Remember that once people start accepting this alias they might take years to update it so make sure this is as permanent. You should also create a new PGP key (see the sections above) for signing control messages. If need be your should also have an alias for moderated groups. Step 6. You should inform me and tale@isc.org of all the information about the hierarchy we need for our lists. You should then post to news.admin.hierarchies with similar information. You should look at creating a FAQ for the hierarchy that you can crosspost to the admin group and news.admin.hierarchies. Step 7. Start sending out newgroup messages for the groups. You should sign these with the PGP Key and make sure you include a description line for the group. You should also duplicate the information about the hierarchy including the PGP Key and the Admin Email alias so that News-administrators can automate your hierarchy if they wish. Step 8. Keep posting you FAQ, Send out booster control messages every year or so and make sure you add and remove groups according to the rules. ------------------------------------ Subject: 3.5 Adding a Hierarchy to this list. In order to add a hierarchy to this FAQ I need various information in order to construct a control.ctl and moderators file entry. Below is a sample entry for each followed by explanations of each line. Other references for these entries are those already in the FAQ and the documentation that comes with news server software. (A) Sample control.ctl entry: ## EXAMPLE (Example of a Hierarchy Entry) # Contact: admin@example.com # URL: http://www.example.com/news/ # Syncable server: news.example.com (contact admin@example.com for access) # Key fingerprint = F7 AB 96 D8 94 3F 7E 84 02 0C 33 9A DB 8F EB B8 # Key URL: http://www.example.com/news/key.txt # *PGP* See comment at top of file. checkgroups:admin@example.com:example.*:verify-example-config=miscctl newgroup:admin@example.com:example.*:verify-example-config=newgroup rmgroup:admin@example.com:example.*:verify-example-config=rmgroup Explanation of each line: (1) ## EXAMPLE (Example of a Hierarchy Entry) The name of the hierarchy and a quick title. The title is normally what organisation the hierarchy is for or the regional area it covers. (2) # Contact: admin@example.com The contact email address is one that people can mail with queries about the hierarchy, it should be read by a human rather than being some sort of automatically reply address. (3) # URL: http://www.example.com/news/ This should point to a Web page with information about the group, this should have a list of all the current groups and might have other information like group descriptions and creation/removal policy. (4) # Syncable server: news.example.com (contact admin@example.com for access) This is a nntp server that people can connect to and download (using the "list active" or "list newsgroups" command ) an uptodate and correct list of groups. (5) # Key fingerprint = F7 AB 96 D8 94 3F 7E 84 02 0C 33 9A DB 8F EB B8 This is the fingerprint generated by PGP which can be used by someone to quickly check they have the correct key without needing to have a complete copy to the key to compare it with. (6) # Key URL: http://www.example.com/news/key.txt This is the URL that the public half of the key used to sign any control messages is kept. (7) # *PGP* See comment at top of file. This line is inserted with any entries that use PGP so that people can quickly find these entries. (8) checkgroups:admin@example.com:example.*:verify-example-config=miscctl newgroup:admin@example.com:example.*:verify-example-config=newgroup rmgroup:admin@example.com:example.*:verify-example-config=rmgroup These lines say how sites should respond to each type of control message for that hierarchy. The above entries for the "example" hierarchy say that all control messages are sent by "admin@example.com" and that the key of "example-config" is used to verify these. The name at the end after the "=" symbol is where the server should log these control messages after it processes them. (B) Sample moderators entry (1) example.*:%s@news.example.com This says that all posts to moderated example.* groups should be forwarded by email to an address at news.example.com. The address is the same as the group name with the dots in the newsgroup name replaced by dashes. ie posts to example.test.moderated are forwarded to: example-test-moderated@news.example.com ---------------------------------------------- Subject: 4.0 Credits This should now be uptodate, please email me if your name is not included and you have contributed information. Control.ctl file. ---------------- Alan Brown <alan@manawatu.gen.nz> Michael Hucka <hucka@eecs.umich.edu> J. Porter Clark <jpc@hammer.msfc.nasa.gov> J.D. Falk <jdfalk@cyberNOTHING.org> Matt Magri <matt@netmeg.net> John Line <newsmaster@ucs.cam.ac.uk> RaphaŽl Quinet" <quinet@gamers.org> Bettina Fink <laura@krell.snafu.de> Rone <rone@ennui.org> Moderators file --------------- David C Lawrence <tale@isc.org> Bettina Fink <laura@krell.snafu.de> Various Articles ---------------- David C Lawrence <tale@isc.org> Additional information provided by ---------------------------------- gnu@prep.ai.mit.edu Dave Barr <barr@math.psu.edu> Gina Bull <rlb0p@holmes.acc.virginia.edu> Stefan Chakerian <schake@cs.sandia.gov> Jeffrey Connell <ankh@iconz.co.nz> Eugene Crosser <crosser@pccross.msk.su> Matthew Darwin <ug940209@omega.scs.carleton.ca> Odd Einar Aurbakken <oea@usenet.no> Miguel Farah <mod-cga@webhost.cl> James Fidell <james@corp.netcom.net.uk> Dean Gaudet <dgaudet@hotwired.com> Howard Goldstein <hgoldste@bbs.mpcs.com> Michael Grubb <mg@oit.duke.edu> Kai Henningsen <kai@khms.westfalen.de> Rob J. Nauta <rob@redwood.nl> Alistair J. R. Young <avatar@arkane.demon.co.uk> Gabor Kiss <kissg@sztaki.hu> Petr Kolar <PETR.KOLAR@vslib.cz> Joshua Kramer <jkramer1@swarthmore.edu> Juha Laiho <jlaiho@ichaos.nullnet.fi> Charles Lindsey <chl@clw.cs.man.ac.uk> Dmitri Martynoff <dmart@arch.kiae.su> Terry Poot <tp@mccall.com> Tomasz R. Surmacz <ts@wroc.apk.net> Michael S. Scheidell <scheidell@fdma.fdma.com> Julio Sanchez <jsanchez@esegi.es> Wolfgang Schelongowski Heiko Schlichting <heiko@chemie.fu-berlin.de> Jesper Skriver <jesper@tdk.net> Joe St Sauver <joe@decoy.uoregon.edu> Brad Templeton <brad@clarinet.com> Igor Timkin <ivt@gamma.ru> Carsten Truckenbrodt <ct@wow.prima.ruhr.de> Stef Van Dessel <stef@fets.inbe.net> Axel Zinser <fifi@hiss.han.de> Peter da Silva <peter@taronga.com> Kenneth McKinlay <kmckinla@ochin.on.ca>