/net’n[y]ooz/ 1. The software that makes Usenet run.
2. The content of Usenet. “I read netnews right after my mail most mornings.”
distillation; dropping, a town in Judah, in the neighbourhood, probably, of Bethlehem (Neh. 7:26; 1 Chr. 2:54). Two of David’s guards were Netophathites (1 Chr. 27:13, 15). It has been identified with the ruins of Metoba, or Um Toba, to the north-east of Bethlehem.
Someone who has made a name for him or herself on Usenet, through either longevity or attention-getting posts, but doesn’t meet the other requirements of net.godhood. [Jargon File]
networking A package by Robert Forsman to manipulate BSD Unix TCP/IP stream sockets. The netpipes package makes TCP/IP streams usable in shell scripts. It can also simplify client-server code by allowing the programmer to skip all the tedious programming related to sockets and concentrate on writing a filter/service. (http://cis.ufl.edu/~thoth/netpipes/). (1996-10-03)
/net-p*-lees’/ (Or “net police”, “net.cops”) Those Usenet readers who feel it is their responsibility to pounce on and flame any posting which they regard as offensive or in violation of their understanding of netiquette. Generally used sarcastically or pejoratively. See also net.-, code police. [Jargon File]