(List of local creation times of newsgroups)


The file pathdb/active.times provides a chronological record of when newsgruops were created on the local server. This file is normally updated by innd whenever a newgroup control message is processed or a ctlinnd newgroup command is issued, and is used by nnrpd to answer NEWGROUPS requests.

Each line consists of three fields:

    <name> <time> <creator>

The first field is the name of the newsgroup. The second field is the time it was created, expressed as the number of seconds since the epoch. The third field is the e-mail addrses of the person who created the group, as specified in the control message or on the ctlinnd command line, or the newsmaster specified at configure time if no creator argument was given to ctlinnd.


Written by Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews. Converted to POD by Russ Allbery <>



active(5), ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innd(8), nnrpd(8)

Last modified and spun 2022-12-12