Usenet

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Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers.wikipedia
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Computer network

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Usenet was conceived in 1979 and publicly established in 1980, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, over a decade before the World Wide Web went online (and thus before the general public received access to the Internet), making it one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use.

Inter-server

server-to-serverserver to serverbetween servers
In this fashion, the article is copied from server to server and should eventually reach every server in the network.

Plain old telephone service

POTSLocal Telephone Servicetelephone
This is largely because the POTS network was typically used for transfers, and phone charges were lower at night.

Email

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The format and transmission of Usenet articles is similar to that of Internet e-mail messages.

Outlook Express

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Some clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Outlook Express provide both abilities.

Client (computing)

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These applications act as clients to one or more news servers.

Unix

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Historically, Usenet was associated with the Unix operating system developed at AT&T, but newsreaders are now available for all major operating systems.

AT&T

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Historically, Usenet was associated with the Unix operating system developed at AT&T, but newsreaders are now available for all major operating systems.

Web browser

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Google Groups is one such web based front end and some web browsers can access Google Groups via news: protocol links directly.

Flooding algorithm

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These protocols most commonly use a flooding algorithm which propagates copies throughout a network of participating servers.

World Intellectual Property Organization

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Copyright holders may still request the manual deletion of infringing material using the provisions of World Intellectual Property Organization treaty implementations, such as the United States Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, but this would require giving notice to each individual news server administrator.

Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act

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Copyright holders may still request the manual deletion of infringing material using the provisions of World Intellectual Property Organization treaty implementations, such as the United States Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, but this would require giving notice to each individual news server administrator.

Port (computer networking)

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On the Internet, Usenet is transported via the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) on TCP Port 119 for standard, unprotected connections and on TCP port 563 for SSL encrypted connections which is offered only by a few sites.

Great Renaming

The Great Renaming
See also the Great Renaming.

Japan

JPNJapaneseJP
Regional and language-specific hierarchies such as japan [sic].*, malta [sic].* and ne.* serve specific countries and regions such as Japan, Malta and New England.

Malta

MalteseMaltese IslandsRepublic of Malta
Regional and language-specific hierarchies such as japan [sic].*, malta [sic].* and ne.* serve specific countries and regions such as Japan, Malta and New England.

New England

Southern New EnglandNorthern New EnglandNew England region
Regional and language-specific hierarchies such as japan [sic].*, malta [sic].* and ne.* serve specific countries and regions such as Japan, Malta and New England.

Free Software Foundation

FSFRespects Your FreedomHigh Priority Free Software Projects
Companies and projects administer their own hierarchies to discuss their products and offer community technical support, such as the historical gnu [sic].* hierarchy from the Free Software Foundation.

Literature

literaryLettersliterary work

Bit

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Usenet was originally created to distribute text content encoded in the 7-bit ASCII character set.

Binary file

binarybinariesbinary files
Binaries are posted in alt.binaries.*, making it the largest of all the hierarchies.

Base64

Radix-64Base 64Base-64
With the header extensions and the Base64 and Quoted-Printable MIME encodings, there was a new generation of binary transport.

MIME

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensionsmultipart/form-datamedia type
With the header extensions and the Base64 and Quoted-Printable MIME encodings, there was a new generation of binary transport.