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passwd.nntp - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
The file passwd.nntp in pathetc contains host / name / password triplets for use when
authenticating client programs to NNTP servers. This file is normally interpreted by
NNTPsendpassword() in libinn(3). Blank lines and lines beginning with a number sign ("#")
are ignored. All other lines should consist of three or four fields separated by colons:
The first field is the name of a host, and is matched in a case-insensitive manner. (No
detailed matching, such as comparing IP addresses, is done.)
The second field is a user name, and the third is a password. If either the username or
password is empty, then that portion of the authentication will not occur. (For example,
when connecting to a remote INN for peering, only the password is needed.)
The optional fourth field specifies the type of authentication to use. At present, the
only recognized "authentication style" is "authinfo"; this is also the default. It means
that NNTP "authinfo" commands are used to authenticate to the remote host. (The
"authinfo" command is a common extension to RFC 977.)
## UUNET needs a password, MIT doesn't.
This file should not be world-readable.
Written by Rich $alz <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is revision $Revision:
188.8.131.52 $, dated $Date: 2002/02/03 19:07:50 $.
$Id: passwd.nntp.5,v 184.108.40.206 2002/02/03 19:07:50 vinocur Exp $
inn.conf(5), innd(8), libinn(3).
INN 2.4.0 2002-02-03 PASSWD.NNTP(5)
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