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2.1. Overview Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
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2.1. Overview

2.1. Overview

The news server specified by this document uses a stream connection (such as TCP) and SMTP-like commands and responses. It is designed to accept connections from hosts, and to provide a simple interface to the news database.

This server is only an interface between programs and the news databases. It does not perform any user interaction or presentation- level functions. These "user-friendly" functions are better left to the client programs, which have a better understanding of the environment in which they are operating.

When used via Internet TCP, the contact port assigned for this service is 119.

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