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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 85. USENET (NETWORK NEWS) AND THE TCP/IP NETWORK NEWS TRANSFER PROTOCOL (NNTP)

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Electronic mail (email) is one of the stalwarts of message transfer on the modern Internet, but it is really designed only for communication within a relatively small group of specific users. There are many situations in which email is not ideally suited, such as when information needs to be shared among a large number of participants, not all of whom may necessarily even know each other. One classic example of this is sharing news. In this case, the person providing news often wants to make it generally available to anyone who is interested, rather than specifying ...

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