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        sasl.conf - SASL Configuration file for nnrpd.


        The file sasl.conf in pathetc specifies Simple Authentication and Secu‐
        rity Layer (SASL), defined in RFC 2222, for nnrpd.  Now nnrpd imple‐
        ments only Security Layer support, which is an extension of RFC 2595.
        This means you can get SSL or TLS encrypted NNRP between your server
        and newsreaders. It requires OpenSSL 0.9.3 or newer from; it has been tested with versions 0.9.4 and


        To use SSL, a certificate and private key are needed that you can cre‐
        ate using the openssl binary.  Make certain that each keys are owned by
        your news user, news group, and are mode 0640 or 0660.
           openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out /usr/local/news/lib/cert.pem\
            -days 366 -keyout /usr/local/news/lib/cert.pem
           chown news:news /usr/local/news/lib/cert.pem
           chmod 640 /usr/local/news/lib/cert.pem
        You also can make the keys as the root user with "make cert".


        Comments begin with a number  sign  ("#")  and  continue through the
        end of the line.  Blank lines and comments are ignored.  All other
        lines specify parameters, and should be of the form
            <option>: <value>
        where <option> is the name of the configuration option being set and
        <value> is the value that the configuration option is being set to.
        Blank lines and lines beginning with ("#") are ignored.  For boolean
        options, the values  "yes",  "on",  "t", and  1 turn the option on; the
        values "no", "off", "f", and 0 turn the option off.
            The path to a file containing the server’s certificate.
            The path to a file containing the server’s private key.
            The path to a directory containing the CA’s certificate.
            The path to a file containing the CA’s certificate.
        Implement methods of the authentication protocols of SASL.


        Written by Kenichi OKADA <> for InterNetNews.
        inn.conf(5), innd(8), nnrpd(8), readers.conf(5)