INN binaries for solaris 7

Hongcheang.Quek at Hongcheang.Quek at
Fri Sep 14 01:43:14 UTC 2001

Hi Tracy

Is my way of generating the password correct? First use crypt to make the
password, then add in the "user_name:" into the file.  I have checked my
news.notice logfile and it kept complainting bad authenication.  I noticed that
there is always a ^W or ^H character in front of my password, it would look
something like :


Is this normal?  If I remove the ^H, I found that I can't even get crypt to get
back the same password.

So what I did with this file was that I used vi to change it to :


Have already changed the owner of ckpasswd to root and chmod to 4575.


Tracy Williams <twilliams at> on 09/13/2001 09:47:02 PM

To:   Hong Cheang Quek/EDMS/SES/AP/SONY at SONYAP
Subject:  RE: INN binaries for solaris 7

I had a similar problem. I had to setuid the ckpasswd program. I ran:
chmod 4575 ckpasswd
chown root ckpasswd

Give it a try.
Tracy Williams

-----Original Message-----
From: Hongcheang.Quek at [mailto:Hongcheang.Quek at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 9:59 PM
To: inn-workers at
Subject: Re: INN binaries for solaris 7

Hi everyone

Thanks for all the reply.  I have successfully compiled and started the INN
daemons.  The compilation issue turned out to be a problem of the OS,
anyway, I
have already solved it.  As for the missing file, it was
I have forgotton to run ./configure first.  Sorry.

Now, I have a question on setting passwords.  I have edited my readers.conf
be :

auth "passwords" {
     auth: "ckpasswd -f   /usr/local/news/db/passwd"

access "passwords" {
     user: "hello"
     newsgroup : "*"
     access : "Read Post"

Then I created a text file "pass" with the words "testing" in it and applied
crypt comand to it.
news%crypt key<pass> passwd
The passwd file was created.  Then I de-encoded it to make sure that it is
news%crypt key<passwd > out
File "out" now contains my original password "testing", showing that the
thing seems to be working.
Next, I edited the passwd file so that it looks like this :

So, now I re-started INN server and try to log into my INN server (on
solaris 7)
from my win98 PC using Microsoft Outlook Express 2000 and use "hello" as the
user_name and "testing" as the password.  But I just could not authenicate
successfully!  Not sure why, please advice.

Also, is "ckpasswd" a separated binary file that is distributed together
the source files or is it something built into nnrpd?

Thanks .

---------------------- Forwarded by Hong Cheang Quek/EDMS/SES/AP/SONY on
09/13/2001 09:29 AM ---------------------------

"Jeffrey M. Vinocur" <jeff at> on 09/12/2001 10:43:08 AM

To:   Hong Cheang Quek/EDMS/SES/AP/SONY at SONYAP
cc:   "inn-workers at" <inn-workers at>
Subject:  Re: INN binaries for solaris 7

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Hongcheang.Quek at wrote:

> I have been having problems with the compilation of INN 2.32 on my solaris
> workstation.  Is there anywhere that I can get the binaries for Solaris 7?

I suppose someone might send them to you...

If you tell us what problems you are having, we will help you with them.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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