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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Vyp3R » September 16th, 2011, 3:55 am

sander wrote:I've created a separate "SABnzbd and built-in IPv6 (teredo/miredo)"
Excellent idea, since we have moved away from the thread's topic a bit.

And to help with that... anyone able to connect to test.news-service.com at all?

The newsserver status report on appelboor.com says it is available with 25 connections, but SABnzbd always comes back with operation time out.

These are its exact words:

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Failed to connect: (10060, "(10060, 'Operation timed out')") [email protected]:119
No matter what I do it won't connect.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by mck » September 16th, 2011, 5:49 am

works fine for me (HE Stockholm tunnel).

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Eejit » September 16th, 2011, 8:44 am

Can't see it mentioned here but XS Usenet for lifetime 1Mbit usenet access.

Only 2 connections limited at 1Mbit but nice as a backup/fill server

* 600+ days retention * No IP retention
* 2500Tb storage * No personal details

Works in the UK ;D

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Vyp3R » September 16th, 2011, 4:16 pm

Eejit wrote:XS Usenet for lifetime 1Mbit usenet access.
Wow, added. Thanks for the heads up! 600 days retention is great.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Vyp3R » September 16th, 2011, 4:31 pm

mck wrote:works fine for me
RE: test.news-service.com

Hmmm... This is very strange. Before I used a made up username and password of more than six characters long, and this used to work. Now it comes up with "username and password incorrect."

I've heard from others no username and password should be used, but if I do that the response is "authentication failed, check username/password."

I assume the first method is the correct one, so why is it not letting me connect? Can you shed any light on this mck? Or is it now no longer a free server like it used to be?

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by mck » September 16th, 2011, 4:50 pm

i'm using test:test

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Post by Vyp3R » September 16th, 2011, 5:36 pm

mck wrote:i'm using test:test
Well blow me down! That works! You're a star mck!

Interesting. During that down time it had a while ago they must have changed the server authorisation to just that combo. Because before you could have typed anything for the username and password (as long as it was 6 characters or longer) and you would log in. So you can see why it never occurred to me to try test:test as it is only four each.

Ah well, it is working for me now and I have my favourite news server back! :)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sab12397 » September 17th, 2011, 6:43 am

Eejit wrote:Can't see it mentioned here but XS Usenet for lifetime 1Mbit usenet access.

Only 2 connections limited at 1Mbit but nice as a backup/fill server

* 600+ days retention * No IP retention
* 2500Tb storage * No personal details

Works in the UK ;D
What country do you select if yours (e.g. UK) is not listed?

Is SSL on a different port?

TIA

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Post by Vyp3R » September 19th, 2011, 4:15 am

sab12397 wrote:What country do you select if yours (e.g. UK) is not listed?
Does it matter? I selected Netherlands even though I am from Australia, and I only chose that one because it is at the top of the list.
sab12397 wrote:Is SSL on a different port?
From the confirmation email you get...
Port(s): 119, 80, 563(SSL), 443(SSL)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sab12397 » September 19th, 2011, 4:42 am

Vyp3R wrote:
sab12397 wrote:What country do you select if yours (e.g. UK) is not listed?
Does it matter? I selected Netherlands even though I am from Australia, and I only chose that one because it is at the top of the list.
sab12397 wrote:Is SSL on a different port?
From the confirmation email you get...
Port(s): 119, 80, 563(SSL), 443(SSL)
Thanks. Can you choose your username or is it set to the email address you register with? TIA.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Vyp3R » September 19th, 2011, 4:56 am

sab12397 wrote:Can you choose your username
No it is auto assigned to you but it is a derivative of your email address you sign up with. Same with your password, however it looks like it is totally randomly generated from numbers and letters.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by mck » September 20th, 2011, 12:17 pm

also xs usenet free account has posting enabled :P

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Zpeed » September 21st, 2011, 10:47 am

Hi!

I'm using weathergirl-ipv6.tele2.net (no username/password, max 4 connections). Don't know if they keep it up, but it's no speed limit and about 20 days retention. Works pretty well for some extra speed together with a pay server.

Edit: ipv6 only, for ipv4 you need to be a Tele2 customer, there you get a "not allowed" unless you come from a Tele2 IP it seems.
Edit2: ipv6-only hostname for non-Tele2 customers.

/Robin
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » September 21st, 2011, 1:58 pm

Zpeed wrote:Hi!

I'm using weathergirl-read.tele2.net (no username/password, max 4 connections). Don't know if they keep it up, but it's no speed limit and about 20 days retention. Works pretty well for some extra speed together with a pay server.

Edit: ipv6 only, for ipv4 you need to be a Tele2 customer, there you get a "not allowed" unless you come from a Tele2 IP it seems.

/Robin
So you have to use "2a00:801:103:10::35" as your newsserver to avoid timeouts on IPv4. It works for me. I've put it in the the documentation on http://forums.sabnzbd.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8830

Thanks!

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Zpeed » September 22nd, 2011, 6:18 am

sander wrote: So you have to use "2a00:801:103:10::35" as your newsserver to avoid timeouts on IPv4. It works for me. I've put it in the the documentation on http://forums.sabnzbd.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8830
Thanks!
Use weathergirl-ipv6.tele2.net instead, which only goes to ipv6 and doesn't resolve the ipv4 address. I'm a Tele2 customer, so I'm using both, but outside the net I use the ipv6-only with max 4 connections. Tele2 customers can have 10 it seems.

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