Setup readers.conf

Bent Nielsen bent-nielsen at
Fri Mar 29 01:50:40 UTC 2002

I found and have read this thread, but it does not work.

Just to understand how the readers.conf works. Will this fail-statement 
allow users to access the server, but when retrieving the list of groups it 
will retrieve zero groups or will it not allow access?

auth all {
         hosts: *
         auth: "ckpasswd -f /usr/local/news/db/newspass"
         default: <FAIL>

access fail {
         users: "<FAIL>"
         newsgroups: !*

At 13:12 28-03-2002 -0500, you wrote:

>On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Bent Nielsen wrote:
> > At 01:13 28-03-2002 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Well, you can make it so that all commands return 480 until after they
> > >authenticate, and all failed authentications return 502 and disconnect.
> > >Is that what you want?  But you can't get it to do that?
> >
> > Yes, that's what I want and I can't get it to do that ;-)
>Oh!  Communication failure.
>There's been a thread with a guy named Mysterious Traveler (Traveller?) in
> who wants to do the same thing.  Look for posts from me
>today and yesterday and you'll find the thread.
>(It's not difficult, I'm just in a hurry.)
>Jeffrey M. Vinocur
>jeff at

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