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NNTP: Network News Transfer Protocol
Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) specifies a protocol for the distribution, inquiry, retrieval and posting of news articles, using a reliable stream (such as TCP port 119) server-client model. NNTP is designed so that news articles need only be stored on one (presumably central) server host, and subscribers on other hosts attached to the network may read news articles using stream connections to the news host. The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) established the technical foundation for the widely used Newsgroups.