[TUHS] Old Usenet newsreader source code?
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Wed May 9 09:22:29 AEST 2018
On 05/08/2018 05:16 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> I don't understand what a "text only" news server is. A "news" server
> schleps "news" around via NNTP. The protocol is "text," as is SMTP
> for mail.
"Test only" means no binary files. (UUCP or MIME encoded).
No images / no warz / no pr0n / etc.
I'm sure that something does occasionally slip through. But it should
be such a rarity that nobody notices.
It also means that a number of the *.bin.* (et al) newsgroups are omitted.
"Text only" is just a generic classification and way of saying that I'm
not going to provide binary content. Read: Go get that from one of the
big professional players. ;-)
> Is there a "binary" variation?
There is the NNTPS variant of running NNTP over SSL (TLS), but that
binary component is just the transport, not the protocol that runs
That being said, I think there there may be a tiny bit of binary to
NNTP. Or at least every time I've looked at it with tcpdump /
Wirershark there was something about the replies from the receiving
server that make me think that ACKs / NAKs may be binary. But chances
are good that I'm not paying enough attention and misinterpreting something.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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