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Re: ssl newsreader

* Paul Johnson (baloo@ursine.dyndns.org) [021230 16:57]:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 12:16:26AM +0000, iain d broadfoot wrote:
> > what newsreaders support ssl nntp servers? i'm currently using slrn, but
> > it's a bit irritating for me.
> Just curious, but why would you want to encrypt something that's going
> to be public after the first hop anyway?

Some news servers require authentication via username/password, which is
often the same username/password used to authenticate to the ISP and its
POP server.

good times,
"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have,
nor do they deserve, either one."  --President Thomas Jefferson.

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