>........ Christopher Smith is rumored to have said:
> ] Working on a packet filter list here. On which port do news readers poll
> ] usenet news from news server. I assume it is 144/tcp, and not nntp 119/tcp,
> ] but I just wanted to make sure.
> Per my understanding, (which is fairly extensive) both nntp and
> nnrp traffic (news serving and news reading respectively) travel over
> port 119.
> I am not familiar with the use of port 144, but my Solaris services says:
> # NeWS 144/tcp news # Window System
> Which makes me think it has nothing to do with network news.
This isn't intended to be specific and accurate information, but it should point
you in the right direction:
NeWS is an old Sun Window System. NeWS is Network Extensible Window
System (or something like that). It's an old pre X11/openwindows
extension to SunWindows.
National Institute of Standards and Technology