A Protocol for the Transmission of Net News Articles over IP multicast

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Author Heiko Rupp 
Last updated 1998-03-09
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Mcntp (Multicast News Transfer Protocol) provides a way to use the IP multicast infrastructure to transmit NetNews articles between news servers. Doing so will reduce the bandwidth that is actually needed for transmission of articles which is mostly done via NNTP. This does not affect how news reading clients communicate with servers.


Heiko Rupp (hwr@pilhuhn.de)

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