Langue: en

Version: 2010-02-08 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)

NAME - Message of the day information for readers


This file, found in pathetc/, contains local information for news readers in a free-form format. The entire file is returned verbatim to any client that issues the LIST MOTD command. This might be used for new information, notification of upcoming downtime, or similar purposes.

Make sure that the file is encoded in UTF-8. It should also be ``dot-stuffed'', that is to say that a line beginning with a dot should have that dot doubled.

Be aware that use of the LIST MOTD command is not widespread and most news clients will never ask for this file.

If this file is missing, it is not an error. The server will just send the client the appropriate response for an unmaintained file.


Rewritten in POD by Russ Allbery <> for InterNetNews.

$Id: 8830 2009-11-29 16:49:59Z iulius $