A news server is a central news server on the Internet or Usenet on which discussion forums
or newsgroup postings are stored and managed. News clients have access to the newsgroups
via such a news server. They can dial into the discussion forums, view the posts and comment on the topics themselves. The news servers communicate with each other and with the newsclients
via the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) and update the entries between the different news servers via this protocol. News servers are provided by the providers.