Sorry for picking up this old thread, but I got the same problem.
Running the nntp gives me out this:
200 dreader34.news.xs4all.nl NNRP Service Ready - firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Legal commands
newgroups yymmdd hhmmss ["GMT"] [<distributions>]
xhdr header [range|MessageID]
hdr header [range|MessageID]
xpat header range|MessageID pat
authinfo user Name|pass Password
205 Transferred 796 bytes in 0 articles, 0 groups. Disconnecting.
Latest Warnings: No warnings, Connections: 0
I had nzbget installed, afaik didn't get it running cause I would need root access at one point (is a long time ago, I don't remember exactly). But yesterday I deleted the nzbget folder, didn't make a difference.
One interesting point: I had it 2 or 3 times, that it downloaded a file. Don't know why. Next time I tried, I had the same problem.
The config is more or less the same like at home (changed folder names and some details like in afterprocessing), but here downloading is fine.
Thanks for your help in advance