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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by overburner » February 18th, 2014, 4:17 pm

http://www.appelboor.com/newsserver.html is offline from some days. What's happens?
How can I find updated free news server now? I can't use sabnzdb without them :(

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by yukichigai » March 3rd, 2014, 5:49 am

CashMoney18 wrote:can anyone confirm if newszilla6 and weathergirl still work? When I press "Test server" it says connection successful but they dont download anything... stopped working about a week ago on my side...
I'm having a similar problem. Most times it doesn't work, except for two-to-three seconds of about 3k/s speed every few minutes. Certainly not enough to download anything.

Are you by chance using a Hurricane Electric tunnel for your IPv6 connectivity? That's what I've been using on my end. I'm thinking there may be some traffic shaping going there now. I'm going to try making a new tunnel with a European endpoint in case that fixes it (and also to get closer to both weathergirl and newszilla6), but failing that I'm going to try for an account with SixXS; their documentation says they don't mind NNTP traffic and actively encourage its use.

EDIT: On another note, 91.223.220.236 has been up and down a lot lately. I find that it sometimes is available for most of a day, but can be gone for days too. I check periodically throughout to see if it pops up again. Don't write it off completely, but don't depend on it either.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by yukichigai » March 3rd, 2014, 4:06 pm

Changing my tunnel endpoint seems to have done the trick. I switched from a Fremont, CA based endpoint to one in Amsterdam and I was able to connect to both weathergirl and newszilla6 again. Unfortunately the files I was going after are all past the retention level of either server, but at least it told me that instead of stalling forever.

EDIT: Actually, it seems I spoke too soon. Connection speed to newszilla6 has dropped to an absolute standstill, and it looks like weathergirl is returning "article not found" for anything I try to grab, things as little as 3 days old. Both are completely unusable. I'll try to experiment with other IPv6 tunnel methods and see if they become useable.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by wam7 » March 25th, 2014, 2:58 am

Yes, finding the same thing here. The only server that seems to have a retention of more than a week is free.tweaknews.nl but as that only downloads at 1Mb then makes it really slow compared to the 130Mb I normally get. Not entirely sure I am not getting anything older than week from the Ipv6 servers

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by bluenote » March 26th, 2014, 11:12 pm

Just wanted to make a note that I had to change teredo servers under windows 7 today, made the difference between working and not working.
I don't know whether microsoft teredo was broken, taken down, or port blocked or something else, but switching off of it fixed it for me.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by yukichigai » April 7th, 2014, 9:26 am

wam7 wrote:Yes, finding the same thing here. The only server that seems to have a retention of more than a week is free.tweaknews.nl but as that only downloads at 1Mb then makes it really slow compared to the 130Mb I normally get. Not entirely sure I am not getting anything older than week from the Ipv6 servers
Where are you located? I'm guessing somewhere in Europe. Stateside tweaknews' free server literally does not respond to pings. May have a VPN workaround to it though, but I need to know what is considered "in range" to know where to set my endpoint.
bluenote wrote:Just wanted to make a note that I had to change teredo servers under windows 7 today, made the difference between working and not working.
I don't know whether microsoft teredo was broken, taken down, or port blocked or something else, but switching off of it fixed it for me.
I've been trying to get teredo to work on my machine but it reallllly doesn't want to. I finally gave up and went back to using my Hurricane Electric tunnel. I'll have to start the process of getting a Sixxs account, though it would be nice to hear from someone who has one if they can get to either of the free ipv6 servers.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by 0DAY » January 3rd, 2015, 6:26 am

SERVER: reader.x4w.co
PORT: 1338

user_info -> http://usenet.x4w.co/

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » January 3rd, 2015, 10:08 am

0DAY wrote:SERVER: reader.x4w.co
PORT: 1338

user_info -> http://usenet.x4w.co/
useless to me: with just 1 connection I get "502 Maximum number of connections reached"

sabnzbd.log:

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2015-01-03 16:08:50,774::INFO::[downloader:381] [email protected]:1338: Initiating connection
2015-01-03 16:08:52,912::ERROR::[downloader:516] Too many connections to server reader.x4w.co:1338
::)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by bluenote » January 12th, 2015, 3:47 pm

There's been some speculation that that server may be up to no good and using user traffic to obfuscate evil doings. I don't know whether that's credible or not, but it was enough for me to not try it out. (It was originally posted on reddit)

A note for Windows teredo/ipv6 users, I reinstalled to new windows 8.1 installation, and found that teredo was again broken until I changed the teredo server to another one I googled. Here's how:

netsh
interface teredo
show state
set state servername=(other server name obtained from google)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by 0DAY » November 8th, 2015, 4:57 am

Just an update ;)

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Network Information
We do NOT log which IP what download, we ONLY log requested articles id and speed.

SERVER: reader.x4w.co or news.x4w.co
PORT: 563 / SSL
USER: usntx
PASSWD: to get passwd go here -> http://usenet.x4w.co/
---------------------
Speed: 100Mbit
Data Limit: Unlimited
Connections: 1
SSL: YES
Retention: 1100 days
Posting: Not Allowed

*Nix login sample:
openssl s_client -connect news.x4w.co:563

AUTHINFO USER usntx
AUTHINFO PASS to get passwd go here -> http://usenet.x4w.co/

Server Response:
201  ==READER.X4W.CO NNTP SERViCE READY==  (posting prohibited)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by 0DAY » March 27th, 2016, 8:22 am

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FREE BETA TEST:

Unlimited Traffic
1 Connection
SSL Support
1000 days retention

Get Account here - https://usenet.cat

Your login details will became active in next 5 minutes!

Server: news.usenet.bz
Server: news.usenet.cat
Server: news.usenet.lc
Server: news.usenet.lt
Server: news.usenet.vc
Port: 563 (SSL!)
User: your user
Pass: your pass

Enjoy and always do LOVE cat! And NEVER forget ALWAYS but ALWAYS give more than you take ;)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Reveen » May 25th, 2018, 4:02 am

Any fresher ones?

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