Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Streaming Feeds
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, nntpext mailing list <email@example.com>, nntpext chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'NNTP Extension for Streaming Feeds' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'NNTP Extension for Streaming Feeds ' <draft-ietf-nntpext-streaming-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the NNTP Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Scott Hollenbeck and Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-nntpext-streaming-07.txt
Technical Summary This memo defines an extension to the Network News Transport Protocol to provide asynchronous (otherwise known as "streaming") transfer of articles. This allows servers to transfer articles to other servers with much greater efficiency. RFC 2980 summarizes some ad-hoc transport extensions currently used in the NNTP protocol. This document updates and formalizes the CHECK and TAKETHIS commands and deprecates the MODE STREAM command. Working Group Summary The NNTPEXT WG achieved consensus on this document. Protocol Quality Scott Hollenbeck reviewed this specification for the IESG. This protocol was previously described in RFC 2980 in a less formal form. Using the deprecated MODE STREAM negotiation command rather than the new CAPABILITIES command, it is widely implemented in existing NNTP software, including specifically INN, Diablo, and Cyclone, and those implementations are known to interoperate.