REPOST: Re: A new forum is up! Q: what means nntp

Suchandra Thapa ssthapa at
Fri Dec 28 17:27:52 EST 2001

Anne & Lynn Wheeler <lynn at> wrote:
>claird at (Cameron Laird) writes:
>> RFC 765  FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL                        June     1980
>> RFC 821  SIMPLE MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL                 August   1982
>> RFC 854  TELNET PROTOCOL SPECIFICATION                 May      1983
>> RFC 850  Standard for Interchange of USENET Messages   June     1983
>> RFC 977  Network News Transfer Protocol                February 1986
>765 is the latest standard .... there is a trail of previous RFCs that
>were replaced by the latest ... going back to 

    Actually I believe rfc765 and rfc959 (FTP protocol) is superceded by 
rfc1123 which outlines and corrects the specifications for the ftp, telnet, 
smtp, and dns protocols. In particular interest to me, rfc1123 indicates that 
pasv responses in the ftp protocol don't have to have the format of 
227 (h1,h2,h3,h4,p1,p2). This was something that the python ftplib assumed until
the 2.2 release and which caused problems with anonftpd.

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