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NAME

       passwd.nntp - Passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers

DESCRIPTION

       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:

           host:name:password
           host:name:password:style

       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.)

       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.

       $Id: passwd.nntp.pod 8822 2009-11-20 17:34:15Z iulius $

SEE ALSO

       inn.conf(5), innd(8), libinn(3).