readers.conf vs localhost

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jun 13 21:44:26 UTC 2000

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at> writes:
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Mirek Luc wrote:

>> Here is a very simple readers.conf (system sparc-sun-solaris2.6):
>> auth qrde {
>>         hosts: localhost
>>         default: nask
>> }
>> access qrde {
>>         newsgroups: *
>> }

> Yes, you left out default-domain: "my.domain"

You don't really need that if you only have one domain, unless you're
using nnrpdauthsender or the like.

> and it used the one in config, which may be set incorrectly. I'm
> surprised this worked at all, without a users: filed in the access. Or
> maybe that (another) part of the problem.

Not having a users key means that the access group will match any identity
string but won't match connections with no identity.  That's often very

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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