Control Message

Control Message is a command sent from one Usenet host to another.

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What is Control Message?

A command sent from one Usenet host to another. Control messages are defined in the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) specifications. Control messages can be issued by Usenet hosts to perform actions such as:

  • Creating a new newsgroup on the host
  • Deleting a newsgroup
  • Canceling messages that have already been posted
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Control messages are simple text commands. You can troubleshoot a Usenet host by using telnet to connect to port 119 and manually typing various control messages and examining their results.

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