Common NNTP Extensions

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NNTP-Ext 2.10 The XPATH command

    XPATH <message-id>

    The XPATH command is used to determine the filenames in
    which an article is filed. It first appeared in INN.

    The required parameter message-id is the message id of an
    article as shown in that article's message-id header. According to
    RFC 1036[3], all message ids for all articles within the
    netnews environment are unique, but articles may be
    crossposted to multiple groups. The response to an XPATH
    command will include a listing of all filenames in which
    an article is stored separated by spaces or a response
    indicating that no article with the specified message-id
    exists. The returned data is only useful if the news client
    knows the implementation details of the server. Because of
    this, it is recommended that client avoid using this command.

2.10.1  Responses

        223 path1[ path2 ...]
        430 no such article on server

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

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by Mib Software, NNTP software and consulting

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

There is questionable use for this command, as modern newsreaders cannot access a local spool.
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