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How to read a newsgroup?

I want to write a newgroup reader. Or rather I dont - I want an NNTP control that I can plop on my form and use.

Such a thing must exist, but is there a free one?

Failing this, can someone point me at some VB.NET code that allows me to connect to a named news server, get a list of the groups, get the number of articles etc etc?

I know nothing about sockets and precious little about tcpip/nntp, so I am not looking for references to how to build your own news reader from scratch.

Many thanks for any help
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kilgore666
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Some ideas:

NNTP ADO.NET Data Provider:
http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=49e40d01-3713-4b53-881d-266f5c5613a5

ADO.NET Data Provider for NNTP - Query Usenet Server - Query News Server using ADO.NET - Read and Post Messages:
http://davidhayden.com/blog/dave/archive/2004/05/22/265.aspx

NET Communication Library 1.0:
http://www.componentspot.com/products/readerscomment.aspx?id=10&MasterCat=0&Categories=2006

Mabry -- NEWS/NET - News (NTTP) Client .NET Component:
http://www.mabry.com/mabry.net.news/

Bob
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