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: 5089 $, dated $Date: 2002-02-03 11:03:41 -0800 (Sun, 03 Feb 2002) $.

$Id: passwd.nntp.pod 5089 2002-02-03 19:03:41Z vinocur $

SEE ALSO

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

Last spun 2014-07-26 from POD modified 2002-02-03