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phunkysai
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Re: Free Newsservers

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On a Mac, simply install the following software to enable IPV6...you don't need to sign up for any of those other IPV6 services:

http://www.deepdarc.com/miredo-osx-prerelease2.pkg.zip

Then you can use eweka or the other IPV6 servers available...

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I have been unable to connect to test.news-service.com pretty much since my last post here, seems like it's not open anymore.

ipv6.eweka.nl and newszilla6.xs4all.nl works though: thanks for the tip on tspc Sander!

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Same here.....I guess the test server got tired of all of us nailing it!  ;D

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Re: Free Newsservers

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http://www.nl-ix.net/news.php#081007ipv6

Oh well I sure hope that some more usenet providers in Netherlands decide to give free ipv6 usenet :P

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mck wrote: http://www.nl-ix.net/news.php#081007ipv6

Oh well I sure hope that some more usenet providers in Netherlands decide to give free ipv6 usenet :P
site say u have to be a paying member 1st in order to get free usenet

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Re: Free Newsservers

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guardianx wrote:
mck wrote: http://www.nl-ix.net/news.php#081007ipv6

Oh well I sure hope that some more usenet providers in Netherlands decide to give free ipv6 usenet :P
site say u have to be a paying member 1st in order to get free usenet
Where is that said?


FYI: the URL http://www.nl-ix.net/news.php#081007ipv6 is an Internet Exchange site and the message is about (free) IPv6 peering. Not so useful for end-users and not directly related to Newsservers.
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phunkysai wrote: On a Mac, simply install the following software to enable IPV6...you don't need to sign up for any of those other IPV6 services:

http://www.deepdarc.com/miredo-osx-prerelease2.pkg.zip

Then you can use eweka or the other IPV6 servers available...
Thanks phunkysai. Works great, but if anyone has any issues with it be sure to check your console log as (in certain situations) it recommends an additional package to be installed which seems to make it more stable on my old Powerbook G4. Cheers.

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Just wanted to get an update about which free servers are working. If anyone would care to post I'd appreciate it

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Re: Free Newsservers

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Eweka and all the other free servers are not working for me at all now (as of Friday)...anyone else??  >:(

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phunkysai wrote: Eweka and all the other free servers are not working for me at all now (as of Friday)...anyone else??   >:(
Both eweka and newszilla6 seem to be working for me at the moment :) xsnews isn't - never manage to get a connection there
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Re: Free Newsservers

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news.ipv6.eweka.nl works fine for me: four concurrent connections are downloading right now.

Easy way to check (on Linux, don't know about telnet in other OSes):

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[email protected]:~$ telnet news.ipv6.eweka.nl nntp
Trying 2001:4de0:1::1:1...
Connected to news.ipv6.eweka.nl.
Escape character is '^]'.
201 news.ipv6.eweka.nl NNRP Service Ready - [email protected] (no posting).
help
100 Legal commands
  article [MessageID|Number]
  body [MessageID|Number]
  date
  head [MessageID|Number]
  help
  ihave
  mode reader|stream
  slave
  quit
  group newsgroup
  last
  next
  list [active|active.times|newsgroups|extensions|distributions|distrib.pats|moderators|overview.fmt|subscriptions]
  newgroups yymmdd hhmmss ["GMT"] [<distributions>]
  post
  stat [MessageID|Number]
  xgtitle [group_pattern]
  xhdr header [range|MessageID]
  hdr header [range|MessageID]
  over [range]
  xover [range]
  xpath MessageID
  authinfo user Name|pass Password
.
quit
205 Transferred 672 bytes in 0 articles, 0 groups.  Disconnecting.
Connection closed by foreign host.
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Anyone else having trouble with eweka? for the last couple of hours i am not able to connect to it.

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WARNING [downloader] Thread [email protected]:119: timed out
ERROR [newswrapper] Failed to connect: (10061, 'Connection refused') [email protected]:119

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Re: Free Newsservers

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sporadic wrote: Anyone else having trouble with eweka? for the last couple of hours i am not able to connect to it.

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WARNING [downloader] Thread [email protected]:119: timed out
ERROR [newswrapper] Failed to connect: (10061, 'Connection refused') [email protected]:119
Yes, same here: system is there, but refusing NNTP connections.

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[email protected]:~$ telnet news.ipv6.eweka.nl nntp
Trying 2001:4de0:1::1:1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ ping6 news.ipv6.eweka.nl
PING news.ipv6.eweka.nl(2001:4de0:1::1:1) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2001:4de0:1::1:1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=34.4 ms
64 bytes from 2001:4de0:1::1:1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=34.4 ms
64 bytes from 2001:4de0:1::1:1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=35.4 ms
^C
--- news.ipv6.eweka.nl ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 34.443/34.783/35.453/0.520 ms
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Re: Free Newsservers

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I have noticed that eweka just randomly goes down for a while. Sometimes for a few hours, sometimes for days. I guess we'll just have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.....

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Re: Free Newsservers

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Thanks for quick replay guys. "Glad" it's not only my problem :P i filed a ticket with them asking about it, hope they are just upgrading. I will update you guys.
For now i'm using newszilla6.xs4all.nl , but i don't get full line speed with it like with eweka. Anyone knows of another nice ipv6 free news server?

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