nnrp + Kerberos V authentication

Christopher P. Lindsey isc.org at spamfodder.com
Mon Jul 30 19:11:27 UTC 2001

I've thrown together a quick hack to do NNRP authentication with a
Kerberos password.  This DOES NOT include Kerberos authentication via
ticket passing -- it only compares a username/password pair against the
corresponding Kerberos V principal/password.

You can specify different Kerberos instances on the commandline, making
for instance-based access to newsgroups pretty slick.

For those interested, the package is available at


It's been in use for about five days in my environment without any


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