What is nntp server and a newsgroup?

Question

i have read about newsgroup. what are these newsgroup? how do i subscribe to free newsgroup? what is a nntp server?

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This question was answered on May 10, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Same as forum, an on-line discussion group On the Internet, there are literally thousands of newsgroups covering every conceivable interest To view and post messages to a newsgroup, you need a news reader, a program that runs on your computer and connects you to a news server on the Internet

"NNTP" stands for Net News Transfer Protocol, a Java-based bridge between RSS feeds and NNTP clients, enabling you to read your favorite RSS syndicated content within your existing NNTP newsreader RSS feeds are represented as NNTP newsgroups, providing a simple, straightforward and familiar environment for news reading

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Posted by Eli of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 10, 2004