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[leafnode-list] about which groups get read from and posted to a server
I was just thinking about my post only server dilemma and I cam up with
Instead of only_groups_pcre, one could have post_groups_pcre and
read_groups_pcre. By default they would be .* which would allow reading
from and posting to any newsgroup. For a post only server one would add
read_groups_pcre = !.*
which would be the not of everything, or nothing, so nothing gets
posted. This way there wouldn't need to be a noread option.
In my case of the post only server to which I want to send only certain
groups I would have
post_groups_pcre = ^alt\.binaries\..*
Also, only_groups_pcre could still exist and just be a shorthand for
specifing the same regex for both read_groups_pcre and
post_groups_pcre. For exmaple, in a server definition for
news.spamcop.net, the line
only_groups_pcre = ^spamcop\..*
would be the same as
read_groups_pcre = ^spamcop\..*
post_groups_pcre = ^spamcop\..*
This out be much more flexible than having nopost & noread and would
obviate the need for feedtype=NONE.
What do you think?
Cory C. Albrecht
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-- Robert A. Heinlein
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