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    Post NNTP and POP3 Mini Tutorial!

    The Network News Transfer Protocol uses port number 119.

    Commands :

    list - show newsgroup list
    group nwsgrp - show statistics of newsgroup
    stat n - show statistics of article and set current article pointer
    next - set current article pointer to next article
    last - set current article pointer to previous article
    article [n] - show header and body of article
    head [n] - show header of article
    body [n] - show body of article
    help - list available commands on server
    quit - close connection with server

    newgroups date time [<distributions>]
    - show new newsgroups

    newnews nwsgrps date time [<distribution>]
    - show new articles


    The POP3 protocol uses port number 110.

    Commands :

    user name - enter login
    pass string - enter password
    stat - show statistics of email account
    list (n) - list statistics of all messages or message number
    top (n) nlines - show header of message number n and n lines of the body
    retr n - show header and body of message number n
    dele n - delete message number n
    rset - unmark deleted messages
    quit - close and quit transmission


    Very small and ment for newbies!

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    Once again, not your's...

    http://members.ams.chello.nl/hskarsij/telnet/nntp.txt
    http://members.ams.chello.nl/hskarsij/telnet/pop3.txt

    http://www.astalavista.com/archive/protocols/nntp.txt
    http://www.astalavista.com/archive/p.../POP3/pop3.txt


    JRoc, not to be overly critical, but what's so difficult about either stating outright "I didn't write these, but I found them 'here'" and posting a link? Or at least try throwing one together of your own - hell, if you were willing to do the work, I'd probably even help you edit it. But repeatedly posting other people's tutorials or references without referencing them is, well... it doesn't really help the site to maintain a positive reputation in my opinion.
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    they're not *exactly* the same.. just really close. Ok, probably too close.


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    user name____ - enter login name
    Here we have an exact copy of the page.. its just that AO strips unneeded spaces....
    so all those _ <which are meant to be spaces but I can't put them in> disappear...

    So
    user name____ - enter login name

    Becomes

    user name - enter login name

    So aside from like 3 tiny differences, its almost identical....

    Point of interest... although they don't come up in the post.. when I edit it, the mysterious disappearing spaces are still there... *spooky*
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    Hey matty, why didn't you just do...
    Code:
    list		- Show newsgroup list
    group  nwsgrp	- Show statistics of newsgroup
    The code tags keep the spaces....
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    but only for your enemy\"
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    Can someone please help me understand why their is a NMTP protocol to begin with? It is a newsgroup protocol which doesn't specify much. Please help. Thanks!

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    NNTP - Network News Transfer Protocol

    It's the means by which news servers communicate. News a in "store and forward" sort of technology or, rather, means of communication. News servers are configured with a list of news servers that they exchange news with (very basically). They are regularly scheduled to connect to other "peer" news servers and basically offer them any new news that they have since the last time they "talked." After a short negotiation, the servers exchange anything that the other server doesn't have, etc.

    It's really a pretty interesting protocol/idea... though it can quickly become complicated. A misconfigured news server can be, well... rather chatty.

    (again, one of the old protocols that dates back to the days of uucp and dialup modems - where two servers would call each other to exchange such things as email and news and some people still got billed for every bit of information that was transferred over the modem)
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    Thumbs down What's the deal

    Hey JRoc thanks for the useful information but you did steal somone else's work which is plagiarism and is a felony in the United States of America The act of plagiarizing is just wrong!

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    Originally posted here by souleman
    Hey matty, why didn't you just do...
    Code:
    list		- Show newsgroup list
    group  nwsgrp	- Show statistics of newsgroup
    The code tags keep the spaces....
    Souleman.... If I did that, it would keep the spaces... I was trying to illustrate how it was a pretty blatant copy and paste... JRoc didn't even change the formatting, AntiOnline did...

    /me ponders where the spaces go when they are stripped... They hiding.....
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    But when you\'re good and crazy, hehe, the skies the limit!!\"

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