NNTP Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the NNTP Protocol.

Protocol Description

The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) is an application protocol used for transporting Usenet news articles and binaries between servers and user client applications.

Full Name

Network News Transfer Protocol




Version 2.88

Best Practices

Usenet was originally used for online forums, but is now typically used for file sharing.

Port Reference - RFC

  • TCP 119 - Network News Transfer Protocol
  • UDP 119 - Network News Transfer Protocol


File Sharing

External Resources

Protocol Detection

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