Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP), October 2006
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 977
- RFC 2980
- Updated by:
- RFC 6048
- C. Feather
- nntpext (app)
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The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) has been in use in the Internet for a decade, and remains one of the most popular protocols (by volume) in use today. This document is a replacement for RFC 977, and officially updates the protocol specification. It clarifies some vagueness in RFC 977, includes some new base functionality, and provides a specific mechanism to add standardized extensions to NNTP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.