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RE: Command line for news?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 08:38:22 PST
To: "Carl Prothman, CCP" <carlpr@able-consulting.com>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601bf27ac$2ce00400$8230fdcd@copper.parc.xerox.com>
At the time RFC 1738 was written, there were no news servers that
required a password. In any case, putting passwords in URLs is never
a good idea, ever.

It wouldn't be bad to dust off the "news" specification (as well
as the others) so that we could obsolete RFC 1738 completely.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Prothman, CCP [mailto:carlpr@able-consulting.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 8:32 AM
> To: mpm@boombox.micro.umn.edu; masinter@parc.xerox.com; timbl@www.cern.ch
> Subject: Fw: Command line for news?
>
>
> Given the spec at Uniform Resource Locators (URL)
> http://info.internet.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc/files/rfc1738.txt
>
> Is there a way to specify the Username and Password for a News Server (if it
> requires one)? If not, why was this left out of the spec?
>
> Thanks,
> Carl Prothman, MVP, CCP
> http://www.able-consulting.com
>
>
>
>
> Steve Cochran <scochran@chattanooga.net> wrote in message
> news:<LCC3M95J$GA.2132@CPMSBNEWSW01.betanews.com>...
> > Hi Carl,
> >
> > I did some more rfc hunting and the best specification I can find is here:
> >
> > http://info.internet.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc/files/rfc1738.txt
> >
> > There is no provision for username and password in that spec.
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > steve
> >
> > Carl Prothman <carlpr@able-consulting.com> wrote in message
news:z18KwxYJ$GA.1252@CPMSBNEWSW01.betanews.com...
> > > What would be the syntax if there was a Username and Password required for
> > > the server?
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Carl Prothman, MVP, CCP
> > > http://www.able-consulting.com
> > >
> > >
> > > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@chattanooga.net> wrote in message
> > > news:e95wN4QJ$GA.1444@CPMSBNEWSW02.betanews.com...
> > > > Hi Jessie Louise:
> > > >
> > > > Try this
> > > >
> > > > news://newserver/messageid
> > > >
> > > > e.g.
> > > >
> > > > news://msnews.microsoft.com/ecczni0E$GA.210@cppssbbsa02.microsoft.com
> > > >
> > > > cheers,
> > > >
> > > > steve
> > > >
> > > > "Jessie Louise" <jl_mcclennan@compuserve.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:uKL1EGmI$GA.1504@CPMSBNEWSW02.betanews.com...
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > I can use a command line in the format
> > > 'news://<server.name>/<group.name>
> > > > to
> > > > > open a newsreader to a specific group but how do I specify the
> > > following?
> > > > >
> > > > > 1.  UserID/logon - I know how to do this with 'ftp://' but all my
> > > > > experiments with news:// have failed.
> > > > >
> > > > > 2.  How do I create a link that will send someone to an particular
message
> > > > > in a group?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >
> > > > > Jessie Louise
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
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