Re: Ideas for the future

Dan Connolly <>
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To: "Thomas A. Fine" <>
Subject: Re: Ideas for the future 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 01 Dec 92 19:57:14 EST."
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 92 20:31:39 CST
From: Dan Connolly <>

Has anybody else noticed how much HTTP is starting to
look like NNTP? I think NNTP does most of what we need,
especially when restricted to nntpd's xfer mode -- then
it's stateless.

* it's a distributed database
* with MIME, it's multimedia
* it works.
* it's telnet-based, and easy to mess with.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to send NEWNEWS commands
to a hypertext server?

Just a thought...

By the way... see RFC977 (
for the whole story.