INN2 user authentication against system users

The Doctor doctor at doctor.nl2k.ab.ca
Thu Feb 11 14:46:33 UTC 2021


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 04:27:35PM +0800, Kevin Shell wrote:
> Hello INN2 list.
> I'm a INN2 newbie user. :-)
> 
> I've setup INN2 on my VPS server with nnrpd nntps(563) port,
> ckpasswd authenticating against a plain text file database,
> my readers.conf fraction reads:
> 
> auth "aname" {
>      require_ssl: true
>                    ### format user at laptop.domain.tld:passwd_hash
>      auth: "ckpasswd -f /etc/news/newsusers"
> }
> 
> access "aname" {
>     users: "*"
>     newsgroups: "*"
>     access: RPA
> }
> 
> I've successfully authenticate against the newsusers file,
> I tried to authenticate against system users but no success.
> I don't want to maintain a seperate set of news users,
> how do I do authentication against the system users,
> like /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow?
> 
> The readers.conf man page is complicated, I don't quite understand.
> Glad to get some example configulation. :-)
>

That too would be nice.  What I have done
is to use VPN and that the user has access to INN.

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