using readers.conf to force nnrpd to send 480

Todd Olson tco2 at
Tue Mar 15 17:47:51 UTC 2005

hi Russ

At 14:56 -0800 2005-03-08, Russ Allbery wrote:
>Todd Olson <tco2 at> writes:
> > - assume a client has successfully obtained readonly permissions
>>   to my news server
>> - Now they try to post
>> QUESTION:  Is there a way to make nnrpd return 480 rather than 440  ??
>It should (which doesn't mean it *does*) do this if the user has not
>already authenticated.  If the user has already authenticated, then the
>regular failure codes are returned.  Alas, a quick perusal of the code
>reveals that it doesn't do this properly in 2.4 or CURRENT.  I'll fix this
>in CVS (it's a straighforward fix), so at least it will be in the next

Thanks for the fix.

Out of curiosity ...
If I pull CURRENT today would this 'fix' be in ... or should I wait.

>"Has not authenticated" in this context means that the user's auth block
>contains an auth: key, but the user has not yet issued an AUTHINFO

Thanks for this clarification!


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