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RE: Command line for news?

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 12:16:22 -0600
Message-Id: <199911051717.MAA00591@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: "Larry Masinter" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, "Carl Prothman, CCP" <carlpr@able-consulting.com>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
At 08:38 AM 11/5/99 -0800, Larry Masinter wrote:
>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.
>

There is an obsolete I-D which describes how to put username and password
in a 'news' URL and why not to.

So far as I know there has been no further work beyond 

<http://www.access.digex.net/~asgilman/uri/news/draft-gilman-news-url-02.txt>

I will at least answer questions on why certain things were done as they
were in that draft and could perhaps do some further editing if there is a
need.

Al


>> -----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:...
>> > 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:///
>> > > > 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
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>>
>>
> 
Received on Friday, 5 November 1999 12:15:35 GMT

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