Common NNTP Extensions

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    XGTITLE [wildmat]

    The XGTITLE command is used to retrieve news group descriptions
    for specific news groups.

    This extension first appeared in ANU-NEWS, an NNTP
    implementation for DEC's VMS. The optional parameter is a
    pattern in wildmat format. When executed, a 282 response
    is given followed by lines that have two fields, the news
    group name (which matches the pattern in the argument) and
    a short explanation of the purpose of the news group.  When
    no argument is specified, the default argument is the
    current group name. When display is completed, the server
    sends a period on a line by itself.

    Please note that this command and the LIST NEWSGROUP command
    provide the same functionality with different response codes.

    Since this command provides the same functionality as LIST NEWSGROUP
    it is suggested that this extension be deprecated and no longer be
    used in newsreading clients.

    Note that there is a conflict in one of the response codes from
    XGTITLE and some of the authentication extensions.

2.5.1 Responses

        481 Groups and descriptions unavailable
        282 list of groups and descriptions follows

[Source:"draft-ietf-nntp-imp-02.txt"] [Last Changed:March 1998]
[Copyright: 1998 S. Barber]

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Note that all RFC977 2.4.3. General Responses may also be received.

Don't use this. Use NNTP-Ext 2.1.6 LIST NEWSGROUPS instead

Overview and Related Topics
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