Provided by: inn_1.7.2q-38_i386
passwd.nntp - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
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
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
## UUNET needs a password, MIT doesn’t.
This file should not be world-readable.
Written by Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.14, dated 1996/09/06.