[MUD-Dev] Re: mud websites

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Mon Jun 22 15:16:37 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

On Thu, 11 Jun 1998 12:08:48 -0400 
Scatter <scatter at thevortex.com> wrote:

> Oliver Jowett <oliver at jowett.manawatu.planet.co.nz> wrote:

>> Considered NNTP?

> I hadn't... I have now. I don't think it's a goer because (as far as
> I know) NNTP would not enable the mud to identify a connection as
> being a particular player. I don't want non-players to be able to
> read or post messages, hence accessing the boards through the web
> would require the character name & password to confirm identity. I
> don't think that's possible with NNTP.

Password authentication for NNTP servers is not common, but it exists
and is fairly widely used.  IIRC its an optional module with INN.

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