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[leafnode-list] Re: authentication questions

Matthias Andree wrote:

> There's a main loop that reads the input and then handles the known
> commands in individual functions. Then there's an authentication that
> can be crypt() based or PAM based, but we don't do mandatory access
> control for user -> newsgroups mapping yet, it's all-or-nothing.

Does somebody know what NNTP status code (4xx or 5xx) would have to be
returned to the client of an unauthenticated or unelligable user if he
wanted to open some group or read an article?  Are there different codes
depending on state?

Maybe I should leave this to the admin.  Afterall, he sets up the


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