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Usenet Overview, Concepts and General Operation
mail is the modern equivalent of the hand-written
letter or the inter-office memo, Usenet is the updated version
of the company newsletter, the cafeteria bulletin board, the coffee
break chat, and the water cooler gossip session, all rolled into one.
Spread worldwide over the Internet, Usenet newsgroup messages provide
a means for people with common interests to form online communities,
to discuss happenings, solve problems, and provide support to each otheras
well as facilitating plain old socializing and entertainment.
In this section I discuss Usenet
as a whole and how it operates. I begin with an overview and history
of Usenet. I then provide a high-level look at the model of communication
employed by Usenet, discussing how messages are created, propagated,
stored and read. I discuss the Usenet addressing mechanism, which takes
the form of a hierarchical set of newsgroups. I also explain
how Usenet messages are formatted and discuss the special headers that
provide information about a message and control how it is displayed
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