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:


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.

This file should not be world-readable.


Written by Rich $alz <[email protected]> for InterNetNews. This is revision \$3, dated \$4.

RELATED TO passwd.nntp…