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Re: [leafnode-list] Question regarding authentification
* Cornelius Krasel (krasel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) [1999-07-22 00:15]:
> 1) Ignoring authentification based on /etc/shadow
Can give strange effects.
> 2) Let the nntpd run on UID (or GID) 0
Not a good idea either, opens up even more abuse possibilities,
leafnode is far from bug-free and does not have a special secure
> 3) Have an own user/password file which is readable by news:news
4) go to www.qmail.org and check out the various checkpasswd thingies
that are actually provided for qmail's qmail-pop3d, and see if they
will fit into leafnode somehow. If they do, add a hook and there you
go. I find the man pages of qmail's qmail-popup and qmail-pop3d helpful
in this context. Adding a modularized checkpassword feature is of
course one additional step during installation, but it has big
advantages if someone happens to try to do mySQL or other lookup things.
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