readers.conf problems

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Mon Sep 24 21:37:47 UTC 2001

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Basil Kruglov wrote:

> Well, the workaround without any hacking is two different nnrpd, one is
> default running under readers.conf, 2nd one running as daemon with
> another config... 1st for users with l/p, 2nd is for anonymous access..

Yuck.  Ugly.  Try adding

auth "anon" {
        hosts: "*"
        key: users
        default: "<anonymous>"

to the config I posted before.  I think that works.

>       "When they first connect, they'd have the default access for
>        that user, but they could then send AUTHINFO USER and AUTHINFO PASS
>        (or AUTHINFO SIMPLE) and get their extended access."

Right, try the above.

> nnrpdauthsender: true ; will probably do the trick... (?) I'll test it out
> today.

Ah, that affects the Sender: header in outgoing posts.  It has nothing to
do with authorization of newsreaders.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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