[rfc-dist] RFC 4644 on Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Streaming Feeds

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Wed Oct 25 19:06:39 PDT 2006

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        RFC 4644

        Title:      Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) 
                    Extension for Streaming Feeds 
        Author:     J. Vinocur, K. Murchison
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2006
        Mailbox:    vinocur at cs.cornell.edu, 
                    murch at andrew.cmu.edu
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 26439
        Updates:    RFC2980

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nntpext-streaming-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4644.txt

This memo defines an extension to the Network News Transfer Protocol
(NNTP) to provide asynchronous (otherwise known as "streaming")
transfer of articles.  This allows servers to transfer articles to
other servers with much greater efficiency.

This document updates and formalizes the CHECK and TAKETHIS commands
specified in RFC 2980 and deprecates the MODE STREAM command.  

This document is a product of the NNTP Extensions
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
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