The Network News Transport Protocol, often abbreviated to NNTP, is the protocol that is used by the Usenet internet service. It is a TCP-IP protocol based upon text strings sent over 7 bit ASCII TCP channels. It is used to transfer articles between servers as well as to read and post articles.

Related RFCs (External Links)

  • RFC 977: definition of the protocol;
  • RFC 1036: definition of the message format.\n