Help with "list newsgroups" issued by newsreader client
yotov at prosyst.com
Tue Jun 25 12:06:57 UTC 2002
I have the following problem with INN (I checked first both the FAQ and
configuration files but found out nothing - maybe I didn't check what is
When I try to list the available newsgroups before authenticating the user
on the server using both ways:
- telnet newsserver.yyy.zzz nntp
- via newsreader like Mozilla
i couldn't list the newsgoups on the server.
If I connect from the localhost or after authenticating there is no problem
with listing the newsgroups.
I've settup the readers.conf file in the following way:
- all permissions e.g. POST and READ are grant to localhost without been
authorized e.g. no authentications are need
- there are also few user accounts each of them supplied with password. I
use ckpasswd in readers.conf to authenticate them and after this is
succesfully done., READ and POST permission are granted to them.
- finaly all users and host which are not recognized or failed to
authenticate are rejected to READ or POST to the newsgroups at all.
This is all I need with one exception: I need unauthenticated users
(currently host) to be able to list the available groups, but not to post and
read them before authenticating.
It seems like localhost could do this without authentication.
I thougth that's because in readers.conf for host "localhost" are granted
READ and POST permission without authentication. But I tried the same for an
other computer which has connection to the newsserver and I failed to list
the newsgroups before authentication.
And the worst thing is that for example Mozzila News Reader first tries to
list the newsgroup and when you choose to subcribe to one of them it ask you
for user name and password. But in my case the newsgroup list wan't be issued
I'm sure the problem is very obvious and easy to resolve but currently I'm
not an INN Guru and what I found out in FAQ and man pages didn't help me a
:) So please If anyone has a solution on this problem send it to me :)
And sorry for my English.
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