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NAME

       passwd.nntp - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers

DESCRIPTION

       The file /etc/news/passwd.nntp contains host-name-password triplets for
       use when authenticating client programs to NNTP servers.  This file  is
       normally  interpreted  by  the  NNTPsendpassword  routine 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.  The second field is a user name, and the third is
       a  password.   The  optional  fourth  field  specifies  the   type   of
       authentication  to  use.   The default is ‘‘authinfo’’ which means that
       NNTP ‘‘authinfo’’ commands are used to authenticate to the remote host.
       If  either the username or password are empty, then the related command
       will not be sent.  (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 1.14, dated 1996/09/06.

SEE ALSO

       innd(8), libinn(3).

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