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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)