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NNTP Service

The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) test checks the status of the NNTP process on the network device. NNTP is a request-reply protocol that is similar in style to the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) or FTP. It provides a network news transport service and is the standard for the Internet exchange of Usenet messages. 

MSP N-central can determine the up or down status of the NNTP service. The NNTP service does not use the Warning state.

MSP N-central averages the availability of the NNTP service over the scan interval. It compares the availability of the NNTP service to the threshold to determine the status.

Service Type

TCP

Instances on a Device

1

Device Class

Server - Generic, Workstation - Generic, Other, Printer, Scanner/Camera, Switch/Router, Laptop - Windows, Server - Windows, and Workstation - Windows

Monitored By

Windows probe, MSP N-central Server

Scan Interval

5 minutes

Time Out Value

30 seconds

Port Number

119

Validation String

The response you expect to receive from the queried port. If the validation string that you specify is not returned by the port being queried, the service will transition to a Failed state.

The default validation string is 200.

Status Details

Status Detail

Description

NNTP Service Availability

MSP N-central determines whether the NNTP service is up or down. The NNTP service does not use the Warning state. MSP N-central averages the availability of the NNTP service over the scan interval and compares the availability of the NNTP service to the threshold to determine the status.

Round Trip Time (ms)

The time for a request to be sent and received.

DNS Resolution

The threshold that determines whether the device name can be resolved.

If an FQDN has been specified, the service searches for its IP address. If the IP address is found, the state will be Normal. Otherwise, it will be Failed, based on the default settings.

If an IP address has been specified, the service checks only the IP address's format. If the format is correct, the state will be Normal. Otherwise, it will be Failed, based on the default settings.