Ok, I have completely messed my readers.conf file up...

Jeffrey Davis jeff at xsusio.com
Mon Aug 20 23:15:12 UTC 2001

Ok, I have completely messed my readers.conf file up...

Here are the authentication programs that I have in /usr/bin/auth/passwd

Here is what I have now in readers.conf

auth "default" {
        hosts: "*"
        auth: "ckpasswd -s"

access "default" {
        users: "*"
        newsgroups: *
        access: "Read Post"

I want to be able to allow users with local accounts on my box to connect
from ANY host as long as they have the correct password.

With the above setup I get a 502 authentication error from Outlook Express.

Would it be easier to setup a MySql database with username and passwords?

Any help is greatly appreciated... I have to admit that I couldn't make too
much sense of the readers.conf man page :-P
> From: Katsuhiro Kondou <Katsuhiro_Kondou at isc.org>
> Organization: One of Volunteers of INN development, Tokyo JAPAN
> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:50:51 +0900 (JST)
> To: inn-workers at isc.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie question re: authenticating users
> In article <B7A5E0B4.4E53%jeff at xsusio.com>,
> Jeffrey Davis <jeff at xsusio.com> wrote;
> } access "All" {
> }     users: "*"
> }     newsgroups: "*"
> } }
> :
> } I realize that this is a COMPLETELY open system... But I want to allow our
> } users to connect from any host and therefore secure access using their Unix
> } username and passwords.
> Adding 'auth: "ckpasswd -s"' in access realm would fulfill
> your purpose.  Search ckpasswd in readers.conf(5) for more.
> -- 
> Katsuhiro Kondou

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