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Network News Transfer Protocol
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(NNTP) A protocol defined in RFC 977 for the distribution,
inquiry, retrieval and posting of Usenet news articles
over the Internet. It is designed to be used between a
news reader client such as nn or GNUS and a news
server. It is normally used on a connection to TCP port
119 on the news server. NNTP is a simple ASCII text
protocol so even if you don't have a news reader program, you
can just connect to the server using telnet: