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PASSWD.NNTP(5)		  InterNetNews Documentation		PASSWD.NNTP(5)

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 8821 2009-11-20 17:32:37Z iulius $

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

INN 2.6.3			  2015-09-12			PASSWD.NNTP(5)

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