NNTPTEST(1)                 General Commands Manual                NNTPTEST(1)


       nntptest - interactive NNTP test program

       nntptest [ -t keyfile ] [ -p port ] [ -m mechanism ]
                [ -a userid ] [ -u userid ] [ -k num ] [ -l num ]
                [ -r realm ] [ -f file ] [ -n num ] [ -s ] [ -c ]
                [ -i ] [ -o option=value ] [ -v ] hostname

       nntptest is a utility that allows you to authenticate to a NNTP server
       and interactively issue commands to it. Once authenticated you may
       issue any NNTP command by simply typing it in. It is capable of
       multiple SASL authentication mechanisms and handles encryption layers
       transparently. This utility is often used for testing the operation of
       a nntp server. Also those developing NNTP clients find it useful.

       -t keyfile
              Enable TLS.  keyfile contains the TLS public and private keys.
              Specify "" to negotiate a TLS encryption layer but not use TLS

       -p port
              Port to connect to. If left off this defaults to nntp as defined
              in /etc/services.

       -m mechanism
              Force nntptest to use mechanism for authentication. If not
              specified the strongest authentication mechanism supported by
              the server is chosen.  Specify user to use the AUTHINFO
              USER/PASS commands instead of AUTHINFO SASL.

       -a userid
              Userid to use for authentication; defaults to the current user.
              This is the userid whose password or credentials will be
              presented to the server for verification.

       -u userid
              Userid to use for authorization; defaults to the current user.
              This is the userid whose identity will be assumed after
              authentication.  NOTE: This is only used with SASL mechanisms
              that allow proxying (e.g. PLAIN, DIGEST-MD5).

       -k num Minimum protection layer required.

       -l num Maximum protection layer to use (0=none; 1=integrity; etc).  For
              example if you are using the KERBEROS_V4 authentication
              mechanism specifying 0 will force nntptest to not use any layer
              and specifying 1 will force it to use the integrity layer.  By
              default the maximum supported protection layer will be used.

       -r realm
              Specify the realm to use. Certain authentication mechanisms
              (e.g. DIGEST-MD5) may require one to specify the realm.

       -f file
              Pipe file into connection after authentication.

       -n num Number of authentication attempts; default = 1.  The client will
              attempt to do SSL/TLS session reuse and/or fast reauth (e.g.
              DIGEST-MD5), if possible.

       -s     Enable NNTP over SSL (nntps).

       -c     Enable challenge prompt callbacks.  This will cause the OTP
              mechanism to ask for the the one-time password instead of the
              secret pass-phrase (library generates the correct response).

       -i     Don't send an initial client response for SASL mechanisms, even
              if the protocol supports it.

       -o option=value
              Set the SASL option to value.

       -v     Verbose. Print out more information than usual.


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