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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 <email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is
revision 1.14, dated 1996/09/06.