user authentication and access

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Mon Dec 30 02:31:50 UTC 2002

On Sun, 29 Dec 2002, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Jeffrey M Vinocur <jeff at> writes:
> > In principle, there's no reason a server couldn't *show* a group in the
> > list of groups, but prohibit access to the group without a password.
> > However, INN doesn't support that functionality.
> How would it be done?  Adding a third readers.conf parameter parallel to
> read and post called view?  Hm.

Exactly what I was thinking, except I hadn't come up with a good name.

I mean, even without having looked at the code recently, I can imagine 
what the relevant bits look like.  Unless I'm missing something, it would 
really be quite trivial.  And it seems like it might be useful to people 
here and there.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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