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Re: lynx-dev lynx nntp question

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx nntp question
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:51:38 +0000 (GMT)

> NNTP command to be sent: XGTITLE *
> NNTP Response: 500 Command not recognized
> 500 Command not recognized

XGTITLE is a server specific extension (that's what the X means). 
Lynx should not be relying on its presence and should use some 
alternative method of getting the same information.  (I think it
gives the newsgroup descriptions, but many sites don't maintain these
and "LIST ACTIVE" is the only safe way of getting a complete list of
newsgroups served.)  On real USENET servers, any request for a list
of newsgroups is not something that one should do without thinking.

On the other hand, Lynx is not really a newsreader, and one would be
better off using a real newsreader for anything except retriving specific
articles, or, possibly named groups.

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