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Posted on 1997-01-30
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Running Red Hat 4.0 with INN 1.4, NNTP, NNRP.

I have moderated and un-moderated local news groups (with no feed, a purely local news server).  This server is open to individuals who a) know of its existence and b) have the right user name and password.

In the unmoderated newsgroups, after supplying the proper username & password, I am able to read, however when I go to post I get an error 480 Authorization required error message.

Here is my nnrp.access file:

*:Read Post:john:doe:ps*
*:Read Post:bob:smith:sm*

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mstonge earned 100 total points
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There is nothing wrong with the lines above but I suspect that you have other entries bellow that ovewrite the previous entries.  Remember that the last entries count.  Personnaly, and I don't know if it would work on your site, I prefer to use permission given by hosts so the user does not have to supply a password.  It works for me because the IP's remain static so I always know who is where.

In your case, I suspect that you would have put:

*:Read:john:doe:* somewhere bellow the first entry which would overwrite the first one.  One way to get around this is to put a default at the beginning like

*:Read:::*

before you start to enumerate your users but after the

*:: -no- : -no- :!*      

which is the overall default.  Actually, in this case you dont need this last line.


Hope this helps

Marc
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