password protection

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Fri Sep 20 15:10:03 UTC 2002

On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, Rene Tschaggelar wrote:

> Can I use '/.ctlinnd changegroup groupname rest' to add a 
> password to a till now public group ? I somewhat wasn't able
> to find some help about the content of this 'rest'.

See active(5) manpage about "rest" -- but the answer to your question is 

> If not, can I create a password protected newsgroup with 
> the 'newgroup' sub-command ? need to use readers.conf(5) to address password protection.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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