Netnews Architecture and Protocols
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, usefor mailing list <email@example.com>, usefor chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Netnews Architecture and Protocols' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Netnews Architecture and Protocols ' <draft-ietf-usefor-usepro-14.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Usenet Article Standard Update Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lisa Dusseault and Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-usefor-usepro-14.txt
Technical summary: This document describes the operational procedures involved in running the NetNews service, including the roles of all the components of the service. It establishes terminology and expectations of behaviour for News servers independent of the protocol they use to communicate. This, together with draft-ietf-usefor-usefor, obsoletes RFC 1036. Working group summary: The USEFOR working group has been working on this document in various versions since 1998. This version was split from the -usefor document in 2004. Progress has been slow, and contention has erupted over both major and minor matters. The group is now down to a very small size (~5 people), and it is not believed that working at this longer will improve the document significantly. The WG has consensus that this document is a far better specification than RFC 1036. Protocol quality The specification allows major News implementations to claim conformance as-is. Some innovations done in the course of the WG's work have been incorporated into existing News servers. The editor is himself a News server implementor.