Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) is designed to work with a
server that stores articles in a central database for users to
access. You must configure four main components to allow users to
access the newsgroup server and read or post articles.
These components include:
NNTP service. This service is started when you install
Microsoft Windows 2000. All other NNTP components depend on this
service to provide users with access to newsgroups. The service
uses NNTP commands to communicate between hosts.
NNTP virtual server. This server is started when you
install Microsoft Exchange. Acting as a host, the virtual server
controls access to the newsgroup public folders.
Newsgroups. Messages and documents that users post are
stored in Information Store. The storage group is exposed by a
namespace and you can control access through the virtual
Newsfeeds. The exchange of newsgroup articles between
your newsgroup server and Usenet computers on the Internet is
controlled by the newsfeeds you set up between hosts.
To work with newsgroups, first create a newsgroup topology.
Then, as your newsgroup use increases, you can customize newsgroups
and newsfeeds to enhance performance.