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Re: [leafnode-list] Secure posting?

In previous mail, Karen Nakamura spouted...
> Hi -
> I just found my /spool/news/out.going directory terribly, terribly bloated. 
> It was about a megabyte in size (just the directory file), I'm not sure 
> what caused it to bloat so much (as ls seemed to croak even trying to ls 
> it). Anyway, I deleted it.
> I'm worried that having an open nntp server is asking for trouble. Is there 
> any way to secure leafnode so that logins are required for posting?

	I run leafnode under tcpd, limiting access to readers to my
	internal network only.  Example /etc/inetd.conf line:

nntp    stream  tcp     nowait  news    /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/local/sbin/leafnode

	Sample /etc/hosts.allow line:


	(replace with your host address or address/mask pair)


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