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How to test our news servers using telnet

Posted on 12 July 2014 10:02 AM

What you need:

  • The host name of the news server, news.nextgennews.net (for use in the telnet command)
  • The name of the newsgroup for which you want to test, misc.test (for use in the GROUP command)
  • An article (to send after receiving a positive response to the POST command)

 

What to do:

Please post test messages only in test groups.

The initial telnet: > symbolises your shell prompt.

The empty line between the headers and the body is important, as is the line containing only a full stop at the end of the article body.

telnet: > telnet news.nextgennews.net nntp
telnet: Trying 192.0.2.2...
telnet: Connected to news.nextgennews.net.
telnet: Escape character is '^]'.
server: 200 NNTP Service Ready, posting prohibited
client: GROUP misc.test
server: 211 24 269620 269643 misc.test selected
client: ARTICLE <test@test.com>
server: 220 269643 <400da85b@news.example.com> article retrieved - head and body follows
server: From: sender@example.com
server: Newsgroups: misc.test
server: Subject: Test article
server: Message-ID: <400da85b@news.example.com>
server: NNTP-Posting-Host: client.example.com
server: Date: 21 Jan 2004 00:16:08 +0200
server: X-Trace: news.example.com 1074636968 client.example.com (21 Jan 2004 00:16:08 +0200)
server: Lines: 2
server: Path: news.example.com server: Xref: news.example.com misc.test:269643
server: 
server: This is a test.
server: .
client: quit
server: 205 closing connection - goodbye!

 

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