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CHAPTER 23 Usenet

23.2 Reading news, rn/rrn/xrn/trn/nn

Reading news requires a program that can select news groups, articles within those groups, and page through them. It should also be able to keep track of articles you've read and topics you want to see, or don't want to see.

One of the popular read news programs is rn in its 4 forms:

There are also nntp newsreaders for Macs and PCs. The OSU HomeNet software from UTS now includes these. With HomeNet you can dial in to the campus SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol) server, and connect to the news server with your client news reader.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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