readers.conf Documentation suggestion
tco2 at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 11 16:07:56 UTC 2005
It would be very nice (and would have saved me hours and hours of work)
if a paragraph like the following could appear in the readers.conf(5) man page.
NOTICE: If nnrpdauthsender is set in inn.conf, then the user identity
will be used in building the Sender: header when a message is
accepted by nnrpd for posting. There are three cases
a) user_identity = <user>@<domain>
The header is Sender: <user>@<domain>
b) user_identity = <user>
The header is Sender: <user>@<postinghost>
c) user_identity = < not set>
The header is Sender: UNKNOWN@<postinghost>
CAUTION: If you are using user_identity to implement access controls
in your news server, then the details be revealed to the world by
this mechanism. If this is of concern then rework your controls
using the 'key:' parameter.
This is for v2.4.2-STABLE-20050315
Yes, some of this information appears scattered through out inn.conf.
It would be very helpful to have it appears in readers.conf as well.
PS I hope to soon post a detailed example that back up the CAUTION.
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