RFC 2142, "Mailbox Names for Common Services, Roles and Functions", May 1997Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: app
Errata ID: 1082
Status: Held for Document Update
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Frank Ellermann
Date Reported: 2007-11-20
Held for Document Update by: Peter Saint-Andre
Date Held: 2010-09-15
Section 5 says:
MAILBOX SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS [...] USENET NNTP [RFC977] NEWS NNTP Synonym for USENET
It should say:
MAILBOX SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS [...] USENET NNTP [RFC1849] NEWSMASTER NNTP Synonym for USENET
RFC 977 (obsoleted by RFC 3977) as well as RFC 1036 (obsoleted by RFC.ietf-usefor-usefor) don't specify rôle accounts USENET or NEWS.
Section 1 states that "Other protocols have defacto standards for well known mailbox names, such as <USENET@domain> for NNTP (see [RFC977])", however the IETF USEFOR WG didn't add just as little as an informative reference to RFC 2142.
IESG NOTE (2010-09-15): The foregoing text is corrupted, however the intent is clearly that [son-of-1036] is the proper reference for the USENET mailbox convention; note that in March 2010 [son-of-1036] was published as RFC 1849. --Peter Saint-Andre