How to read a newsgroup?

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
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
Question by:kilgore666
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    Some ideas:

    NNTP ADO.NET Data Provider:

    ADO.NET Data Provider for NNTP - Query Usenet Server - Query News Server using ADO.NET - Read and Post Messages:

    NET Communication Library 1.0:

    Mabry -- NEWS/NET - News (NTTP) Client .NET Component:


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