Authentication blues

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Sat Feb 24 22:39:27 UTC 2001

On Sat, 24 Feb 2001, Zenon Panoussis wrote:

Hmm.  Try this:  (note that the string in quotes at the start of each
block is essentially meaningless -- treat it as a comment)

auth "cleared" {
     hosts:    "*"
     auth:     "ckpasswd -f /usr/local/news/etc/passwords"
     default:  "<fail>"

auth "localnet" {
    hosts: "localhost,, stdin,"
    default: "<localnet>"

# This will match "<localnet>" as well
access "localnet" {
    users: "*"
    read: "*"

access "fail" {
     users:      "<fail>"
     read:       "!*"

I think that should work...

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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