RFC 850

Standard for interchange of USENET messages, June 1983

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Obsoleted by:
RFC 1036
M.R. Horton

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC0850

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This memo is distributed as an RFC only to make this information easily accessible to researchers in the ARPA community. It does not specify an Internet standard. This RFC defines the standard format for interchange of Network News articles among USENET sites. It describes the format for articles themselves, and gives partial standards for transmission of news. The news transmission is not entirely standardized in order to give a good deal of flexibility to the individual hosts to choose transmission hardware and software, whether to batch news and so on.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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