Manual Reference Pages - ACTIVE.TIMES (5)
active.times - List of local creation times of newsgroups
The file pathdb/active.times provides a chronological record of when
newsgroups were created on the local server. This file is normally
updated by mod-active and 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 plain text intended to describe the entity that created
the newsgroup. This field is encoded in UTF-8 and is usually the e-mail
address 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 (by
default, it is usenet).
You can get the active.times file of another NNTP server with getlist(1).
news.admin.moderation 1175716803 <email@example.com>
shows that the newsgroup news.admin.moderation was created on April 4th, 2007,
at 20:00:03 UTC. This date can be obtained for instance with
convdate -c 1175716803 (convdate(1) is shipped with INN) or
date -u -d "Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 +0000 + 1175716803 seconds". It is
when the newsgroup was locally created; in this example, it is when a
control message sent by firstname.lastname@example.org was received and processed
by the news server (see control.ctl(5) for more details). Therefore,
the time is not necessarily the same on every news server.
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. Converted to
POD by Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
$Id: active.times.pod 9767 2014-12-07 21:13:43Z iulius $
active(5), convdate(1), ctlinnd(8), getlist(1), inn.conf(5), innd(8),
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