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|NNTP-Ext 2. Newsreader Extensions|
Newsreader extensions are those which are primarily used by newsreading clients. Following are the descriptions of each newsreader extension commands and the responses which will be returned by those commands. Each command is shown in upper case for clarity, although case is ignored in the interpretation of commands by the NNTP server. Any parameters are shown in lower case. A parameter shown in [square brackets] is optional. For example, [GMT] indicates that the triglyph GMT may present or omitted. A parameter that may be repeated is followed by an ellipsis. Mutually exclusive parameters are separated by a vertical bar (|) character. For example, ggg|<message-id> indicates that a group name or a <message-id> may be specified, but not both. Some parameters, notably <message-id>, is case specific. See RFC 1036 for these details. Also, certain commands make use of a pattern for selection of multiple news groups. The pattern in all cases is based on the wildmat format introduced by Rich Salz in 1986. Arguments expected to be in wildmat format will be represented by the string wildmat. This format is discussed in detail in section 3.3 of this document.
|[Source:"draft-ietf-nntp-imp-02.txt"] [Last Changed:March 1998]|
[Copyright: 1998 S. Barber]