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Sections:

  1. Checkgroups
  2. Control Messages
  3. PGP signature
  4. Innfeed status
  5. Peering Information.

This page was last updated on 5 June 201328 November 2015.


List of Groups (checkgroups)

The list of groups currently available in this hierarchy is as follows, and can be downloaded in text format from checkgroups.txt. Because this is a very stable hierarchy with few or any changes to its structure, checkgroups messages are sent out only monthly at best, and sometimes only every few months.

dictator.asia		Autocracy, tyranny, bad governance in Asia
dictator.europe		Autocracy, tyranny, bad governance in Europe
dictator.africa		Autocracy, tyranny, bad governance in Africa
dictator.mideast	Autocracy, tyranny, bad governance in MiddleEast
dictator.america	Autocracy, tyranny, bad governance in America
dictator.general	The art of autocracy, tyranny, and dictatorship
dictator.chitchat	Topics only marginally related to bad governance
dictator.announce	Announcements for the dictator.* hierarchy

Control Messages (control.ctl)

You can download control.ctl by clicking here. It reads as follows:

## DICTATOR (Dictators Handbook) control.ctl
# Contact: news@dictatorshandbook.net or see www.therandymon.com
# URL: http://dictatorshandbook.net/usenet/usenetadmin.html
checkgroups:randito@dictatorshandbook.net:dictator.*:verify-randito@dictatorshandbook.net
newgroup:randito@dictatorshandbook.net:dictator.*:verify-randito@dictatorshandbook.net
rmgroup:randito@dictatorshandbook.net:dictator.*:verify-randito@dictatorshandbook.net

PGP Signature

All control messages are cryptographically signed by randito@dictatorshandbook.net

Here is the Public key. Download it from news-public.key.

Note: Prior to 28 November 2015, they were signed by news@dictatorshandbook.net and therefore had a different key. Please use the new key, randito@dictatorshandbook.net.

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Version: GnuPG v2

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Innfeed Status

You can see the status of Innfeed at innfeed.txt.

Peering Information

incoming.conf

peer dictatorshandbook.net {
     hostname: dictatorshandbook.net
     streaming: true
     max-connections: 2
}

innfeed.conf

peer dictatorshandbook.net {
     ip-name: dictatorshandbook.net
     port-number: 119
}

newsfeeds

dictatorshandbook.net/dictatorshandbook.net\
        :dictator.*,/!local\
        :Ap,Tm,<100000:innfeed!