PASSWD.NNTP(5)PASSWD.NNTP(5)NAMEpasswd.nntp - passwords for connecting to remote NNTP servers
The file /var/spool/news/data/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 fields sepa‐
rated by colons:
The first field is the name of a host, and is matched in a case-insen‐
sitive manner. The second field is a user name, and the third is a
password. The optional fourth field specifies the type of authentica‐
tion 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 common extension to RFC
## 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 1.11, dated 1992/08/19.
SEE ALSOinnd(8), libinn(3).