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       passwd.nntp - Passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers


       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


       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:


       This file should not be world-readable.

       actsync, getlist, inews, innxbatch, innxmit, nnrpd, nntpget and rnews make use of
       passd.nntp when needing to connect to a remote server.


       Written by Rich $alz <> for InterNetNews.


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