Re: Ideas for the future

Dan Connolly (
Tue, 01 Dec 92 20:31:39 CST

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.