readers.conf: problem with secure connection
bjt at aa.usno.navy.mil
Tue Mar 22 13:09:08 UTC 2005
Jeffrey M.Vinocur wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2005, at 10:19 AM, Bill Tangren wrote:
>>It sounds like the identd is the problem, because I commented out the
>>ckpasswd line, and it still timed out. identd is not running, so I
>>downloaded it and installed it.
> Whoa, time out here. I think you're taking enormous leaps at a time
> and thereby making this much harder than it should be.
> Do you -want- identd? My understand of the configuration you're
> looking for is:
> (1) anyone inside the firewall can connect without password
> (2) anyone outside the firewall must authenticate against the system
> passwd file
> If so, you don't need identd.
> The only thing you'd need identd for to be able to use, in (1), users'
> account names (not just incoming IP addresses) for fine-grained access
> control or logging. That only works if identd is installed on the user
> workstations, or if all users are logging into the news server itself
> and running unix newsreaders (in which case identd on the server is
Yes, this is correct. I try to take enormous leaps so as to not appear
stupid, only to find that I appear stupid anyway. Oh well. I am also
trying to replace an aging server with a new one, and this is the last
remaining stumbling block. [The old server was running inn
2.3.something, and didn't have this secure connection feature, and thus
no one who works here can access the news server from outside the firewall.]
Yes, (1) and (2) are exactly what I am trying to do. Right now, if I try
to connect using port 563, the connection times out. I can't figure out
what is causing it. I have yet to find any log which will tell me. Both
telnet and ssh, when used on the same machine, time out when trying to
access that port.
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