Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Additions to LIST Command
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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> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Additions to LIST Command' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Additions to LIST Command ' <draft-elie-nntp-list-additions-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-elie-nntp-list-additions-05.txt
Technical Summary This document defines a set of enhancements to the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) that allows a client to request extended information from NNTP servers regarding server status, policy, and other aspects of local configuration. These enhancements are made as new keywords to the existing LIST capability described in RFC 3977. This memo updates and formalizes the LIST DISTRIBUTIONS and LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS commands defined in RFC 2980. It also adds the LIST COUNTS, LIST MODERATORS and LIST MOTD commands, and specifies additional values returned by the existing LIST ACTIVE command for the status of a newsgroup. Working Group Summary This is an individual submission. Document Quality There are at least 2 implementations for each feature documented in the document. While NNTP community active in IETF is very small, the document was reviewed by major NNTP experts. Personnel Alexey Melnikov is the Responsible Area Director.