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|NNTP-Ext 2.1.1 Extensions to the LIST command|
The original LIST command took no arguments in RFC977 and returned the contents of the active file in a specific format. Since the original newsreaders made use of other information available in the news transport software in addition to the active file, extensions to the LIST command were created to make that information available to NNTP newsreaders. There may be other extensions to the LIST command that simply return the contents of a file. This approach is suggested over the addition of over verbs. For example, LIST MOTD could be used instead of adding XMOTD.
|[Source:"draft-ietf-nntp-imp-02.txt"] [Last Changed:March 1998]|
[Copyright: 1998 S. Barber]