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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Configuring the NNTP Service

The IIS NNTP service enables you to create a news server to host discussion groups. NNTP is the protocol for distributing, posting, and retrieving news items between a news server and client.

You can use the NNTP service to host local discussion groups, called newsgroups, on a single computer. For example, you can create departmental newsgroups where company department members can discuss projects and issues. Or you can create a newsgroup and allow customers to access it over the Internet for technical or customer support. Because the NNTP service is in complete compliance with the NNTP protocol, users can use any newsreader client, such as the Microsoft® Outlook® Express messaging and collaboration client, to participate ...

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