passwd.nntp man page on 4.4BSD

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       passwd.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

       For example:
	      ##  UUNET needs a password, MIT doesn't.

       This file should not be world-readable.

       Written	by  Rich  $alz <> for InterNetNews.  This is
       revision 1.11, dated 1992/08/19.

       innd(8), libinn(3).


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