my distaste for readers.conf grows

Basil Kruglov basil at
Mon Nov 15 19:56:01 UTC 1999

On Mon, Nov 15, 1999 at 11:33:38AM -0800, Paul Theodoropoulos wrote:
> I'm finding the readers.conf structure and syntax to be a pain in the arse.

:( i'm still trying to figure out what 'key:' does, and why my password
authentication is not working.

> We have numerous IP blocks, and numerous domains that are connecting. I'm 
> finding it cumbersome (and confusing) to try to set up the auth and access 
> stuff for each possible connecting 'realm'. I've no need for any fancy 
> authentication - I'd really like a nice terse config file like the old 
> nnrp.access...


> Is there any way to mimic that old nnrp.access behaviour? Something that 
> simply grants read/post access to any host in the range 206.58.248/21 and 
> 216.174.200/19?

try the following
hosts: "*,*,"


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