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Re: [Lynx-dev] telnet segfaults

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] telnet segfaults
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 10:39:45 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 08:34:34AM -0400, A. R. Vener wrote:
> Is there a way to get lynx to automatically provide username and password for
> news server authentication?

I don't see a reply for this one (thought I replied).

Reading the code, I see that lynx doesn't have a way to automatically provide
this (based on lynx.cfg or .lynxrc).  It saves the host+username/password
combination during a session and will retry that as needed.

It wouldn't be hard to add a
to the code.  I don't think it would be a good idea to make the existing
-auth option provide the same information, and don't think that adding it
to lynx.cfg or .lynxrc would be generally accepted.  Oddly, unlike ftp and
telnet, there's apparently no existing practice for embedding it in a webpage

> Putting the server password and username in .newsauth did not work.

".newsauth" appears to belong to tin.  It wouldn't be much work to allow
tin to read that.

> Nor could  I find any mention of this in the lynx.cfg file, or in the .lynxrc 
> file.
> the link to online documentation at is broken.
> And so at last I turn to this list :-)
> Can it be done?
> Rudy
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