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Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Additions to LIST Command (RFC6048)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201778D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Nov-23
Document File: 50 page(s) / 51K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Elie: AUTHOR

Abstract

The NNTP specification [RFC3977] defines the LIST capability and a few keywords that can be used with that command: ACTIVE, ACTIVE.TIMES, DISTRIB.PATS, HEADERS, NEWSGROUPS, and OVERVIEW.FMT. Other variants of the LIST command are in use, but with limited or absent documentation. These variants are formalized in this document.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           J. Elie Request for Comments: 6048                                 November 2010 Updates: 2980, 3977 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

     Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Additions to LIST Command

Abstract

   This document defines a set of enhancements to the Network News    Transfer Protocol (NNTP) that allow a client to request extended    information from NNTP servers regarding server status, policy, and    other aspects of local configuration.  These enhancements are made as    new keywords to the existing LIST capability described in RFC 3977.

   This memo updates and formalizes the LIST DISTRIBUTIONS and LIST    SUBSCRIPTIONS commands defined in RFC 2980.  It also adds the LIST    COUNTS, LIST MODERATORS, and LIST MOTD commands, and specifies    additional values returned by the existing LIST ACTIVE command for    the status of a newsgroup.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6048.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

     1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

     1.2.  Author's Note  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   2.  New LIST Variants  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

     2.1.  Advertising the New LIST Variants  . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

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