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Re: [leafnode-list] Using Authentication to Limit Subscription to Local Groups

Eric Hittle <eric.hittle@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I think I already know the answer to this but is there a way to use the 
> "INTERNAL" authentication method to limit which local newsgroups a user 
> can subscribe to?

Not at this time, the authentication system is simple and only allows
full access or no access at all.

Group-based restrictions aren't available yet, and I have not yet
thought about a system how the restrictions could efficiently be
formulated in a configuration file.

> I've got leafnode-2 installed successfully and have
> created several a local newsgroup and users in the /etc/leafnode/users 
> file.  As far as I can tell though, this authentication allows the users 
> to view all the newsgroups on the server.

Indeed it does.

> I don't want to have to go to a more complex NNTP server if I don't have 
> to, as leafnode fulfills much of what I need, but I do need something 
> that provides this functionality.  Ideas?

If a decent configuration suggestion for such access control lists
(preferably allowing some kind of grouping) is made, I might implement

Matthias Andree
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