replace From: with contents of authinfo?

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Sun Aug 4 04:24:52 UTC 2002

On 31 Jul 2002, bill davidsen wrote:

> In article <Pine.LNX.4.44.0207301436510.17358-100000 at>,
> Dan Hollis  <goemon at> wrote:
> | 
> | Anyone have a patch so that nnrpd will replace the contents of 
> | client-submitted "From:" with the username authenticated from authinfo? Or 
> | something to add an "X-Authenticated-Username: blabla" ?
> This is being discussed with great heat in another forum, and most
> of the participants, mostly experienced admins, seem to feel that this
> is a violation of privacy.

INN already has a setting (nnrpdauthsender in inn.conf) which puts this 
information in the Sender: header.  Do the sentiments you mention apply to 
this usage as well, or is From: somehow special?

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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