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Re: [leafnode-list] Question regarding authentification
Have it's own user/password file
just my vote
From: Cornelius Krasel <krasel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 6:25 PM
Subject: [leafnode-list] Question regarding authentification
>While dealing with Mark Brown's authinfo patch, I wrote an extension for
>the nntpd which allows authinfo based on the contents of /etc/passwd and
>/etc/shadow -- or so I thought. Obviously, the nntpd cannot access the
>shadowed password file since it does not run as the superuser but as
>user "news" instead. Therefore, I am curious as to what your opinion is.
>I see at least the following possibilities:
>1) Ignoring authentification based on /etc/shadow
>2) Let the nntpd run on UID (or GID) 0
>3) Have an own user/password file which is readable by news:news
>What do you think?
>/* Cornelius Krasel, U Wuerzburg, Dept. of Pharmacology, Versbacher Str. 9
>/* D-97078 Wuerzburg, Germany email: phak004@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx SP4
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