ietf-nntp LIST EXTENSION response 205 vs 215
David Johnson (Exchange)
djohnson at Exchange.Microsoft.com
Mon Feb 10 17:47:26 PST 1997
The 215 response is valid for most of the other list commands since to
some degree they pertain to newsgroup selection, but 205 is technically
more appropriate for LIST EXTENSIONS, since it has nothing to do with
newsgroup selection. So we can either be consistent with the existing
LIST extensions and return 215, or be consistent with the RFC and return
I would prefer to use response 205 for LIST EXTENSIONS, but it isn't a
big deal for us either way. I'd just like the matter settled so we can
write our code.
David C. Johnson djohnson at microsoft.com
Exchange Product Unit
> From: bpolk at netscape.com [SMTP:bpolk at netscape.com]
> David Johnson recently pointed out that the new Netscape
> NNTP server that implements the LIST EXTENSION command
> returns 215. Stan's document specifies that the response
> should be 205.
> RFC 977 says:
> x0x - Connection, setup, and miscellaneous messages
> x1x - Newsgroup selection
> While 205 fits better into the numbering layout, the 215
> return is the same as the return for all the other LIST
> commands, and we'd prefer to be consistent in that regard.
> What do people think?
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