User/Pass access in INN

Vinod Kataria vkataria at
Fri Aug 3 10:58:08 UTC 2001

Hello All,

I have installed a INN-2.3.2 on Solaris 8(x86) for Internal use. I have also
created newsgroups on it. These newsgroups needs to be password protected by
User/Pass combination. I am able to access the newsgroups without user/pass.
I have following as my nnrp.access and readers.conf contents:


*:Read  (Only user1 has access
*:Read (Only user2 has access


auth "internal" {
        hosts: "*"
        auth: "ckpasswd"
        default: "<no-user>"
access "internal" {
        users: "user1"
        newsgroups: ""
        access: "Read Post"
access "internal" {
        users: "user2"
        newsgroups: ""
        access: "Read Post"

I am really not able comprehend the relation between nnrp.access and
readers.conf files. Also, there was no nnrp.access file in news~/etc
directory and I had created the same with above contents.

Any comments, pointers will be helpful.


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