[leafnode-list] Using Authentication to Limit Subscription to Local Groups
matthias.andree at gmx.de
Mon Jan 31 20:56:11 CET 2005
Eric Hittle <eric.hittle at sycamore.us> 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
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