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RFC 977

"Network News Transfer Protocol", February 1986

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc977.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoleted by:
RFC 3977
Authors:
B. Kantor
P. Lapsley
Stream:
[Legacy]

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Abstract

NNTP specifies a protocol for the distribution, inquiry, retrieval, and posting of news articles using a reliable stream-based transmission of news among the ARPA-Internet community. NNTP is designed so that news articles are stored in a central database allowing a subscriber to select only those items he wishes to read. Indexing, cross-referencing, and expiration of aged messages are also provided. This RFC suggests a proposed protocol for the ARPA-Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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