Re: Free Newsservers
Posted: June 20th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Thanks sander, that link does work, since the site has gone down again! (What the hell is going on?)sander wrote: you could try http://www.appelboor.com:8888/newsserver.txt
2001:67c:174:101::3 still works, both over native and tunneled (6to4) IPv6:Vyp3R wrote: Damn it! Not only has test.news-service.com been down for a while now. (The best server in the world as far as I am concerned.) But now reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl has gone down too!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed at least test.news-service.com comes back soon sometime, as I miss it badly.
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[email protected]:~$ telnet 2001:67c:174:101::3 nntp Trying 2001:67c:174:101::3... Connected to 2001:67c:174:101::3. Escape character is '^]'. 201 reader-e01-08.ipv6.xsnews.nl NNRP Service Ready (no posting). quit 205 Transferred 67 bytes in 0 articles, 0 groups. Disconnecting. Connection closed by foreign host. [email protected]:~$
Does http://www.appelboor.com:8888/report.html help?Vyp3R wrote:Thanks sander, that link does work, since the site has gone down again! (What the hell is going on?)sander wrote: you could try http://www.appelboor.com:8888/newsserver.txt
I wish the formatted list of servers worked with the port number: http://www.appelboor.com:8888/newsserver-checker/ but it doesn't. As the text listing is so unorganised and harder to understand in a glance.
Ah well, beggars can't be choosers and we are damn lucky the text version does work while the site is unavailable, I guess.
Thanks for the quick response Sander.sander wrote: 2001:67c:174:101::3 still works, both over native and tunneled (6to4) IPv6
Oh awesome! Way better!sander wrote: Does http://www.appelboor.com:8888/report.html help?
reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl works only sporadically and when it does it is quite slow as you mentioned.bluenote wrote:reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl seems to be working for me (off and on) but is ridiculously slow ranging from X kb/s to 100kb/s
I'd be curious to know if anyone else sees same behaviour?
These are the three I use:
Connactions: varies 14 to 25
Retention: 100+ days
They were giving out free registrations (username and password) to test this server, but have stopped doing so a while back. So if you still have one, hold on to them like gold.
Recently, a few of the connection servers have had a bit of trouble, hence the slow speeds and difficult connections. But I'm sure this is only temporary. Even with the problems SABnzbd says this pulls in the second highest amount of data for me.
Retention: 400+ days
IPv4 and IPv6
Username and password was anything as long as both were longer than 6 characters.
Until recently this was the best server in my collection. It was always reliable, fast and pulled the most data of all. Plus the huge retention was a great bonus. But if you read my posts above, it has since gone down, come back up again for a short while, then gone down once again. God knows what is happening with the server, but I miss it badly. Fingers crossed it is not down for long this time.
Retention: 18 days
No username and password needed.
Last but not least is this server. SABnzbd says this server is pulling down the most data for me, but this is only recently because of the problems with the other two above. Because of its short retention time it is only useful for recently released stuff such as TV shows or newly released movies. But it does have good speed and I'm glad I had it available. So it might be just what you need.
That is correct if one of two cases are true:Gigahertz21 wrote:the only way to use the IPv6 servers is to go through a tunnel broker