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post-faq for Debian
-------------------

Don't think about running post_faq as root (from /etc/cron.daily or
something like this), because the user running post_faq should be the
same one, who is responsible for this FAQ (From:), otherwise inews may 
reject it.

So simply create a config file (see examples/config.sample and manpage
post_faq(1) for more information about this), create a FAQ file with
all needed headers (From, Newsgroups, Subject are needed, you may add
MIME-Version, Content-Type, Content-Tranfer-Encoding, Followup-To,
Organization,...) and then set up a cron job (as normal user) using
the command "crontab -e" and add a line like this: 
0 4 * * * /usr/bin/post_faq -config /home/foobar/post_faq.conf
(this will scan post_faq.conf at 04:00 every morning and post those
FAQs, that the config allows to post this day).



Changes relative to upstream version:
-------------------------------------

I set the expire interval to 2*post_interval+7 days. The 7 days should 
be enough for every slow UUCP system to get the article nowadays and
the 2*post_interval are there to reduce the risk for missing the
posting. So it is possible to miss one instance of the posting and it
is still continuous available on every server.

The news server and domain part of the Message-ID are no longer hard
coded to the script, but they are read from /etc/news/server and
/etc/mailname now on runtime. If you don't like these settings, you
can change them using the command line options -server and -idhost
(see man page post_faq(1)).


Roland Rosenfeld <roland@debian.org>, Thu, 12 Nov 1998 23:00:08 +0100