readers.conf -- is this possible

Todd Olson tco2 at
Tue Jun 27 16:04:01 UTC 2000

Hi Russ

Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:
>Todd Olson <tco2 at> writes:
> > Hum ... but I'm worried about #2 working.
> > Suppose I have two access blocks for the a particular ID
> > Does the current nnrpd 
> >     a) evaluate the first access block and then evaluate the
> >        second access block, having it overwrite the first access
> >        block's settings?
> > or
> >     b) search for the last ID match (in this case the second access block)
> >        and evaluate just that?
>Currently, it does the latter, so yes, in order for #2 to work, you'd have
>to rearchitecture the way in which access groups are handled some.  I
>think that's doable, but you're right, it would require a good bit of
>thought on the best way to do it.
> > Any additional pointers you could give on this matter would be much
> > appreciated.
>PERMgetpermissions in nnrpd/perm.c is the core of this code.

This will get me started on my local mods to nnrpd
If anything interesting materializes I'll send them along.

Todd Olson
Cornell University

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