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Manual Reference Pages  -  PASSWD.NNTP (5)

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passwd.nntp - Passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers

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DESCRIPTION

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 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, 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.)

For example:



    ##  UUNET needs a password, MIT doesnt.
    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.

$Id: passwd.nntp.pod 8821 2009-11-20 17:32:37Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

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