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passwd.nntp: Passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
passwd.nntp - Passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
DESCRIPTIONThe 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:
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
## UUNET needs a password, MIT doesn't.
Written by Rich $alz <rsalz [at] uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.