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Authentication and SSL Easier Than Expected

My work with INN 2.3.5 as an internal news server is progressing, and I must admit that the configuration of authentication and SSL is going well. Authentication works like a champ, leveraging PAM and therefore automatically leveraging the Kerberos/LDAP integration with Active Directory I implemented a short while ago. The SSL stuff is just a bit trickier; I initially tried the old faithful Stunnel, but found that INN thought the connection was coming from itself and not a reader. That caused INN to respond differently. I’ll start looking at native SSL support within INN next, but that can wait until tomorrow.

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