ietf-nntp New Chairs for NNTPEXT
bhern at netscape.com
Wed Aug 6 16:58:20 PDT 1997
Mario Valente wrote:
> At 17:56 04-08-1997 -0400, Keith Moore wrote:
> >I'm pleased to announce that Stan Barber and Ned Freed have agreed to
> >take over as co-chairs for NNTPEXT. Their appointment takes effect
> >Please welcome them!
> My welcome to both of them and may I take the opportunity to
> present myself.
> I'm newmaster at Esoterica, a portuguese ISP, and I'm participating
> in both this WG to redefine RFC977 and in WG to redefine RFC1036
> Since I only recently joined the mailing list I would like to pose a
> related to an idea of mine on the redesign of NNTP and Usenet: currently
> the RFC states that for a SENDME or ARTICLE request, the *entire* article
> should be sent. I have this idea whereby only the headers would be sent
> and stored and the body of the articles requested on demand. This would
> lead to changes in both NNTP and probably in the format of the messages
> Has this been discussed already ? If yes under what subject, since I was
> unable to find any info on the mailing list archive ?
> If needed I can expose further on my idea. Its quite simple in RFC terms,
> quite simple in implementation terms (at least INNwise) and would save
> tons of bandwidth and disk space.
Somone once mentioned to me that they consider one of the strengths of
NNTP/Usenet is that there is never just one copy of something. It makes
it alot harder for the Scientologists when they need to sue 10,000
admins to remove content.
Opinions are mine, not Netscape's
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