readers.conf problems

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Tue Aug 8 17:58:15 UTC 2006

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> I'm having problems with readers.conf, where it seems that ckpasswd does 
> not read the password file. My readers conf is below.

You don't say what symptom you're concerned about, so it's a little hard
to know what you're actually expecting vs what you observe.

My guess, though, is that here:

> auth "authusers" {
>          hosts: "*"
>          auth: "ckpasswd -f /path/to/password/file"
>          default: "<authusers>"
> }
> access "authusers" {
>          users: "<authusers>"
>          newsgroups: "*,!*.bin*,!junk,!control*"
>          access: RP
> }

you are probably expecting that authenticated users will end up in that 
access group.  However, you need to understand that "default" only assigns 
an identity if nothing else in the auth block does.  Since ckpasswd (if 
successful) always assigns an identity, your authenticated users will not 
be matched by the authusers access group.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

More information about the inn-workers mailing list