Using /etc/shadow to authenticate user

Andreas Gredler andreas.gredler at
Fri May 17 20:46:49 UTC 2002

On 17 May 2002 10:20:53 -0400
Jake Roersma <jaker at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 09:54, Andreas Gredler wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am using inn version 2.2.3 for a local site. Everything works fine except user
> > authentication. I start my start-up script (provided by SuSE 7.3) as root to make
> > sure that /etc/shadow is readable. An entry in nnrp.access looks like:
> > 192.168.0.*:Read Post:+::*
> You should be able to connect otherwise there won't be any way for you
> to authenticate.  You just won't be able to use any commands other than
> AUTHINFO USER username and AUTHINFO PASS password.

Ok, "connect" was the wrong word. I meant, that I can connect and read groups.

regards Andreas Gredler 

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