Net_NNTP_Client::getGroups() -- Fetch list of avaible newsgroups


Returns a list of all avaible newsgroups

Return value

array - a two dimensional, nested array indicated by the name of the newsgroup, every entry contains information about the newsgroup:

  • $groups[newsgroup_name]['group'] Name of the newsgroup

  • $groups[newsgroup_name]['last'] Number of the last article

  • $groups[newsgroup_name]['first'] Number of the first article

  • $groups[newsgroup_name]['posting'] values: y - yes, n - no, m - moderated)


This function can not be called statically.


Especially public news server can provide more then 30.000 newsgroup. So this function may runs longer then the maximum execution time set in the php.ini.

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