The nntplib module

Martin von Loewis loewis at
Tue Sep 18 19:30:09 CEST 2001

"Travers Naran" <tnaran at> writes:

> I'm working on a newsgroup binaries extractor (which works well under
> Windows and LINUX), and I'm finding the nntplib doesn't have that nice
> feature the Perl NNTP module has of downloading an article body to a file.
> I've modified my local copy of nntplib to handle this, but I can't find any
> reference to who is maintaining this module so I can make this suggestion.
> Who should I contact?  Thanks in advance!

It's part of the standard Python library, so patches should go to If you feel that your changes might be
controversial, write a PEP.

> On a side note, I've found running my script under Linux (same wintel box)
> much faster than running under Windows 98.  I suspect it's the difference in
> Virtual Memory performance, but I can't prove this.  Discuss amongst
> yourselves. :-)

My guess is that it is more likely the efficiency of the TCP stack.


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