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Table Of Contents  The TCP/IP Guide
 9  TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols, Services and Applications (OSI Layers 5, 6 and 7)
      9  TCP/IP Key Applications and Application Protocols
           9  TCP/IP File and Message Transfer Applications and Protocols (FTP, TFTP, Electronic Mail, USENET, HTTP/WWW, Gopher)
                9  Usenet (Network News) and the TCP/IP Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
                     9  TCP/IP Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)

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NNTP Transport Extensions

The first group is called the NNTP transport extensions and consists of a small group of related commands that are designed to improve inter-server message propagation. Most of these implement NNTP's stream mode, which provides a more effective way of moving large numbers of articles from one server to another, as described in the topic on inter-server communication. Table 267 describes the new transport commands.


Table 267: NNTP Transport Extensions

Command Code

Command

Parameters

Description

MODE STREAM

Set Stream Mode

None

Used to tell the server that the client wants to operate in stream mode, using the CHECK and TAKETHIS commands.

CHECK

Check If Article Exists

Message ID

Used in stream mode by a server acting as a client to ask another server if it has a copy of a particular article. The server responds back indicating whether or not it wishes to be sent a copy of the article. This command is similar to IHAVE, except that the client does not have to wait for a reply before sending the next command.

TAKETHIS

Send Article To Server

Message ID

When a server responds to a CHECK command indicating that it wants a copy of a particular message, the client sends it using this command.

XREPLIC

Replicate Articles

List of newsgroups and article numbers

This command was created for the special purpose of copying large numbers of articles from one server to another. It is not widely used.


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