4.1. What is NNTP?
NNTP stands for the Network News Transfer Protocol, and
is described in RFC 977. It defines the way that news items are
transfered across the network.
4.2. Searching Newsgroups
Google run a system for browsing and searching newsgroups, at
Please note, Google cannot archive
the local ox.* newsgroups. Some other search engines also have a netnews search option.
4.3. Where can I get more
information about Network News?
The Netnews web pages
contain articles about Netnews, covering topics such as what
Netnews is (and is not), and how to work with the Netnews
Further introductory information can be found in the news.announce.newusers and
4.4. Effects of the daily news expire
Once a day, news items which have expired are removed from the
system. This requires that the server is paused for a short period
at about 1am. During this time new messages will be rejected.
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