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PASSWD.NNTP(5)			    InterNetNews Documentation			   PASSWD.NNTP(5)

NAME
       passwd.nntp - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers

DESCRIPTION
       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:

	   host:name:password
	   host:name:password:style

       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.)

       For example:

	   ##  UUNET needs a password, MIT doesn't.
	   mit.edu:bbn::authinfo
	   uunet.uu.net:bbn:yoyoma:authinfo

       This file should not be world-readable.

HISTORY
       Written by Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  This is revision $Revision:
       1.5.6.1 $, dated $Date: 2002/02/03 19:07:50 $.

       $Id: passwd.nntp.5,v 1.5.6.1 2002/02/03 19:07:50 vinocur Exp $

SEE ALSO
       inn.conf(5), innd(8), libinn(3).

INN 2.4.0				    2002-02-03				   PASSWD.NNTP(5)


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