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

François Granger fgranger at
Tue Jan 1 16:37:53 EST 2002

Aahz Maruch <aahz at> wrote:

> In article <u2ovs5he3d2hcd at>,
> DeepBleu <DeepBleu at> wrote:
> >
> >NNTP is an internet protocol like SMTP, POP3 and HTTP for
> >communication.  Also, it is the oldest one and it used to be the most
> >instructive before AOL hit the scene along with the 'gold rush' :)
> Really?  NNTP is older than SMTP?  Mind telling me where you found that
> little gem?

Interresting to dig into the History...

SMTP RFC 821 aug 82
NNTP RFC 977 feb 86

"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein, apparently in his "Autobiographical notes"
Cité par Alex Martelli

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