Net_NNTP::connect() – Connects to a newsserver


require_once 'Net/NNTP.php';

boolean Net_NNTP::connect ( string $host = NET_NNTP_PROTOCOL_DEFAULT_HOST , integer $port = NET_NNTP_PROTOCOL_DEFAULT_PORT )


Connect to a specific newsserver


  • $host - Hostname of the newsserver

  • $port - Port, where the newsserver listens

Return value

boolean - Returns TRUE on success, PEAR_Error on failure.


Possible PEAR_Error values
Error code Error message Reason Solution
NULL "Could not connect to NNTP-server $host" or "Not connected" The connection couldn't be established because
  • wrong server name or adress
  • the host itself isn't link to a network
  • a firewall doesn't allow an access
Check for server name, the connection to the net and possible firewalls on client or server side


This function can not be called statically.


Using connect()

require_once "Net/NNTP.php";

$nntp = new Net_NNTP;
$ret $nntp->connect("");
PEAR::isError($ret)) {
// handle error
} else {
// success
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Last updated: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 — Download Documentation
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