From: Al Gilman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <199803060116.UAA28439@access5.digex.net> To: uri@Bunyip.Com, email@example.com (Phil Peterson), Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 20:16:25 -0500 (EST) Subject: problem with 'news' url draft I have got the following from Keith Moore, co-AD for Applications concerning my Internet-Draft on the 'news' URL scheme (which actually defines three scheme names: news, nntp, snews; all with the same syntax outside of the scheme identifier). > A separate port for news+ssl is unacceptable for standards-track; > it introduces security holes and wastes ports. The offending language in the draft is: > When the scheme is news, the default port (in server) is 119. > When the scheme is snews, the default port (in server) is 563. So: Are snews URLs used? Is news+ssl offered with any regularity? Is port 563 generally used for this? Should this be discouraged? Actively or passively, by failing to bless this usage with a Proposed Standard? Al Gilman You can find the draft at <http://www.access.digex.net/~asgilman/uri/news/draft-gilman-news-url-01.txt> pending its arrival in the archives.