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INTERNET DRAFT S. Barber INTERNET DRAFT S. Barber
Expires: February 3, 1998 Academ Consulting Services Expires: February 5, 1998 Academ Consulting Services
September 1997 September 1997
Network News Transport Protocol Network News Transport Protocol
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1. Status of this Document 1. Status of this Document
This document is an Internet-Draft. Internet-Drafts are This document is an Internet-Draft. Internet-Drafts are
working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other
groups may also distribute working documents as Internet- groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-
Drafts. Drafts.
Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six
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beginning and end of each string when testing for a match. beginning and end of each string when testing for a match.
There are five pattern-matching operations other than a strict There are five pattern-matching operations other than a strict
one-to-one match between the pattern and the source to be one-to-one match between the pattern and the source to be
checked for a match. The first is an asterisk (*) to match any checked for a match. The first is an asterisk (*) to match any
sequence of zero or more characters. The second is a question sequence of zero or more characters. The second is a question
mark (?) to match any single character. The third specifies a mark (?) to match any single character. The third specifies a
specific set of characters. The set is specified as a list of specific set of characters. The set is specified as a list of
characters, or as a range of characters where the beginning characters, or as a range of characters where the beginning
and end of the range are separated by a minus (or dash) and end of the range are separated by a minus (or dash)
character, or as any combination of lists and ranges. The dash character, or as any combination of lists and ranges. The dash
can also be included in the set as a character it if is the can also be included in the set as a character if it is the
beginning or end of the set. This set is enclosed in square beginning or end of the set. This set is enclosed in square
brackets. The close square bracket (]) may be used in a set if brackets. The close square bracket (]) may be used in a set if
it is the first character in the set. The fourth operation is it is the first character in the set. The fourth operation is
the same as the logical not of the third operation and is the same as the logical not of the third operation and is
specified the same way as the third with the addition of a specified the same way as the third with the addition of a
caret character (^) at the beginning of the test string just caret character (^) at the beginning of the test string just
inside the open square bracket. The final operation uses the inside the open square bracket. The final operation uses the
backslash character to invalidate the special meaning of the backslash character to invalidate the special meaning of the
open square bracket ([), the asterisk, backslash or the open square bracket ([), the asterisk, backslash or the
question mark. Two backslashes in sequence will result in the question mark. Two backslashes in sequence will result in the
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7.1 Initial Connection 7.1 Initial Connection
There is no keyword presented by the client upon initial There is no keyword presented by the client upon initial
connection to the server. The server MUST present an connection to the server. The server MUST present an
appropriate response code as a greeting to the client. This appropriate response code as a greeting to the client. This
response informs the client about what steps the client should response informs the client about what steps the client should
take to reach the news exchange step. take to reach the news exchange step.
The server must present a 200 greeting code if the client is The server must present a 200 greeting code if the client is
authorized to post articles though the use of the POST keyword authorized to post articles through the use of the POST keyword
on this server. on this server.
The server must present a 201 greeting code if the client is The server must present a 201 greeting code if the client is
not authorized to post articles using the POST keyword, but no not authorized to post articles using the POST keyword, but no
other authentication is required. other authentication is required.
The server must present a 205 greeting code if the client is The server must present a 205 greeting code if the client is
required to present authentication before it is permitted to required to present authentication before it is permitted to
use any keywords available in the news exchange step. use any keywords available in the news exchange step.
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. Henry Spencer -- One of the original authors of CNEWS . Henry Spencer -- One of the original authors of CNEWS
. Kim Storm -- Original author of the NN newsreader . Kim Storm -- Original author of the NN newsreader
15.3 Author's Address 15.3 Author's Address
Stan Barber Stan Barber
P.O. Box 300481 P.O. Box 300481
Houston, Texas, 77230 Houston, Texas, 77230
Email: <sob@academ.com> Email: <sob@academ.com>
This document expires February 3, 1998. This document expires February 5, 1998.
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