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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).

                                                                PASSWD.NNTP(5)