[NNTP] Re: nntp and rfc 3977

Clive D.W. Feather clive at demon.net
Fri Jun 20 06:27:41 PDT 2008

I've just received this message. I've suggested to Nathan that he subscribe
to the list.

----- Forwarded message from nathan wagner <nw at hydaspes.if.org> -----

From: nathan wagner <nw at hydaspes.if.org>
To: clive at demon.net
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:14:58 -0500
Subject: nntp and rfc 3977
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I wanted to run a news server again, but the thought
of configuring INN again made my teeth itch.  So I
wrote my own server, using 3977 as my guide.  I think
it conforms, though I haven't gone over it with
a comb checking against all the "MUST"s in the rfc.

At any rate, 3977 is currently a proposed standard.
It would be nice to get that moving along to draft
status and further.  If nothing else, I would have
a bigger club to wield against the slrn maintainer.

Since multiple implementations are wanted to move
from proposed to draft, I thought I should let someone
know that I have a completely independent implementation
of 3977.  Where to go from here?

As a complete aside, I have some ideas on automatic
feed management, which shouldn't need too many
changes in the protocol, and none that would be
incompatible with it as it stands.

nathan wagner
nw at hydaspes.if.org

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