passwd.nntp - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
The file <config$_PATH_NNTPPASS> 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:
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.)
## 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.
innd(8) , libinn(3) .
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