passwd.nntp - Passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
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:
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 doesn't.
This file should not be world-readable.
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews.
$Id: passwd.nntp.pod 8822 2009-11-20 17:34:15Z iulius $
inn.conf(5), innd(8), libinn(3).