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[leafnode-list] Re: User authentication
Timo Neuvonen <timo-news@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As far as I know, the current released version of leafnode does not support
> user authentication (require uid+password to be used at newsreader client).
> Is this feature possibly planned or already implemented in the new
> leafnode-2 version that will be released some day?
,----[ man leafnode ]
| authenticate = METHOD
| Require that NNTP clients authenticate themselves.
| If METHOD is pam (on systems that support PAM), leafnode expects
| to authenticate and check an account, the service name is
| "leafnode". BEWARE: Allowing users to log in with their regular
| system password is a security risk because the password is sent
| in clear text! You had better do this only for users who cannot
| log in (where the "shell" field in passwd is a statically linked
| /sbin/nologin, for instance).
| If METHOD is internal, leafnode expects a file /etc/leafn-
| ode/users which lists users and their passwords. The file has
| one line per user, with the user name (which cannot contain
| spaces), then a colon (:), then the crypt(3) encrypted password.
| To generate these lines, you can either use Apache’s htpasswd(8)
| command if it’s installed or use the simple Perl program
| tools/make_pass.pl, for example, if you want to add a user
| enigma with a password of break!me, type:
| perl -wT tools/make_pass.pl ’enigma’ ’break!me’
| and copy the resulting line to the /etc/leafnode/users file.
from version 2.0.0.alpha20080904a
Never tried this though.
If all else fails, read the manual.
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