The file pathetc/passwd.nntp 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
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, a server may require only
a username, in which case the password is not necessary. Note that
a username is mandatory with AUTHINFO USER/PASS.)
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 AUTHINFO USER/PASS commands
are used to authenticate to the remote host. (These NNTP commands
are described in RFC 4643.)
## UUNET needs a password, MIT doesnt.
This file should not be world-readable.