[rfc-dist] RFC 3977 on Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

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        RFC 3977

        Title:      Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) 
        Author:     C. Feather
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2006
        Mailbox:    clive at demon.net
        Pages:      125
        Characters: 247440

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nntpext-base-27.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3977.txt

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]

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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Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state
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