see no newsgroups in newsreader

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun Dec 11 21:29:29 UTC 2005

Michael Mengel <michael.mengel at> writes:

> I've installed INN (2.x) on SuSE 8.1 System an I've added several test
> newsgroups.  The connection-test "telnet localhost 119" and the "list"
> command per shell works fine.

> When I'm connecting with a newsreader the authentication works too, but
> I see no newsgroup.  There is no error logged, where is my error?

I *think* this has probably been answered by now, but just for the

> auth all {
>      auth: /etc/news/passwd.nntp
> }

this doesn't make any sense.  You're supposed to have the name of a
program in there.  You probably mean ckpasswd; see the ckpasswd man page.

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