Solved

usenet

Posted on 1998-11-26
1
175 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
sorry, i know this is not the right question for this group but i really like to know how the usenet work?

when you post something, how do all different server get it?

which server is actually storing all the post message?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:tcy042997
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
davidmwilliams earned 100 total points
ID: 1829812
 The server that stores the messages is actually the news server you are reading from (as configured in your news reader tool, whether a browser or a dedicated program, or something else).
  All the news server actually collaborate to pass news amongst each other.  When you post something, your news server receives it.  It then passes it on to the news servers that it deals with, while uploading any other new messages posted, and also downloading any new messages from other servers not yet seen at your site.  And on the process continues, until the message is propagated all around the world.
  After a while, the message 'expires' and is deleted from a news server.  How long it takes for this to happen, depends on the settings for each server.  Your message may well be deleted from your news server, only to find it still exists on another news server that has a larger disk and longer expiry times.
  Try checking http://leviathan.tamu.edu:70/0Z/internet/rfcs/ for more detailed information.
0

Featured Post

Business Impact of IT Communications

What are the business impacts of how well businesses communicate during an IT incident? Targeting, speed, and transparency all matter. Find out more in this infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It is becoming increasingly popular to have a front-page slider on a web site. Nearly every TV website,  magazine or online news has one on their site, and even some e-commerce sites have one. Today you can use sliders with Joomla, WordPress or …
I hope you'll find this tutorial useful and interesting. So let's try to extend Tcl with a new package.  For anyone more deeply interested please check out the book "Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk". It's really one of the best written books abo…
Learn the basics of while and for loops in Python.  while loops are used for testing while, or until, a condition is met: The structure of a while loop is as follows:     while <condition>:         do something         repeate: The break statement m…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question