A news server can be defined as a computer which is primarily or solely used for handling Usenet articles.

A reader server - with news client assistance - provides an valuable interface to read and post articles.

A transit server interacts with other servers by exchanging articles. Most servers can provide both functions.

In the past, servers normally employed the UUCP protocol, which was designed for intermittent dial-up connections. News servers normally connect with the multiple peers, keeping in mind that in mind that neither of the information is lost over the channel and uniformly distributing the loads. Leaf nodes ie. smaller sites, are connected to one of the major server.

Modern transit servers usually use NNTP to exchange news continually over the Internet and hence are more reliable.



In Computer Center, IITK - following News Server is used






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