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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 9th, 2008, 9:51 am

Anyone having problems again?

Everything was fine until a few days ago (I was topping out my download speed), but now I'm getting server connection errors to newszilla6.xs4all.nl , reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl, and news.ipv6.eweka.nl, and my download speed is horrible.

Is it possible my ISP caught on and is blocking now, or is anyone else having the issue?

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » September 9th, 2008, 12:28 pm

phunkysai wrote: Anyone having problems again?

Everything was fine until a few days ago (I was topping out my download speed), but now I'm getting server connection errors to newszilla6.xs4all.nl , reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl, and news.ipv6.eweka.nl, and my download speed is horrible.

Is it possible my ISP caught on and is blocking now, or is anyone else having the issue?
Are you using go6 / freenet6 / hexago / tcpc? If so: I couldn't reach them during the past days: not via IPv6 nor via IPv4. Some kind of outage on their site/side. Everything seems to be OK right now.

Anyway: before you suspect your ISP or the Newsserver, always make sure your IPv6 is working by surfing to http://www.whatismyipv6.net/ and checking that that site says "Your IP is 2001:..." (and not your IPv4 address).

If that site reports a 2001:.. IPv6 address, traceroute6 / ping6 / mtr the newsserver to see that you can reach it.

If that works too, you can check the NNTP-functionality by SABnzbd or a manual "telnet news.ipv6.eweka.nl nntp". Only if they are all unreachable, you can suspect your ISP or go6 (or your own firewall ;-) ).

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mtr checking the IPv6 path:

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[email protected]:~$ mtr -r -c 10 news.ipv6.eweka.nl
HOST: ubuntu804                   Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
  1. 2001:5c0:8fff:fffe::8414      0.0%    10  121.8 121.7 120.7 122.8   0.7
  2. freenet6.hexago.com          50.0%    10  122.6 2337. 122.6 4670. 1952.4
  3. if-5-0-1.6bb1.mtt-montreal.i 10.0%    10  120.8 152.4 120.8 162.4  13.8
  4. if-3-0.mcore3.mtt-montreal.i 10.0%    10  121.8 147.8 121.8 165.3  15.3
  5. if-13-0.mcore4.nqt-newyork.i 20.0%    10  129.7 156.6 128.3 176.5  17.8
  6. 2001:5a0:400:200::1          20.0%    10  128.7 157.0 128.7 176.8  16.4
  7. 2001:5a0:400:200::6          20.0%    10  135.4 161.7 135.0 180.1  17.1
  8. 2001:5a0:600:100::11         10.0%    10  150.7 156.3 132.7 167.1  12.9
  9. 2001:5a0:600::5              20.0%    10  136.4 156.3 134.5 172.6  14.4
 10. core1.ash1.he.net            20.0%    10  151.5 162.1 134.5 194.0  18.7
 11. 3-2.r1.dc.v6.hwng.net        20.0%    10  146.3 163.7 136.4 185.7  18.7
 12. 1-1.r1.am.v6.hwng.net        30.0%    10  231.6 258.5 231.6 288.7  18.2
 13. 1-1.r2.am.v6.hwng.net        20.0%    10  228.9 257.7 228.9 287.0  20.3
 14. 2001:4de0:a::a               20.0%    10  233.1 254.4 231.6 277.4  17.2
 15. 2001:4de0:1::1:1             20.0%    10  228.6 254.3 228.6 272.2  16.6
[email protected]:~$
Manual NNTP checking:

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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).
quit
205 Transferred 73 bytes in 0 articles, 0 groups.  Disconnecting.
Connection closed by foreign host.
[email protected]:~$
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 9th, 2008, 10:03 pm

thanks for the info. Here are my results:

- Went to whatismyipv6.net and it said my IP was "2001:..... etc"

- I pinged all 3 newservers and they responded fine; connected to each with no lost packets

- Manual telnet command you gave below worked; connected with same message you got

I'm vexed. My download speed will jump to 500 k/s, and then right back down to 0, and back again, - downloads are taking forever now....

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » September 10th, 2008, 12:55 am

phunkysai wrote:
I'm vexed. My download speed will jump to 500 k/s, and then right back down to 0, and back again, - downloads are taking forever now....
Interesting: I hear the same experiences from others! So it could be the hexago / freenet6 / tspc connection speed itself is going up and down.

Further tests:

what speed do you get if you download this 500+ MB file from this IPV6 address:
http://[2001:6a8:a40::21]/pub/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.04.1/release/xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

With go6 / tspc, I only get about 250 kbps. See below. With Sixxs / aiccu, I get linespeed (10.000 kbps).

tspc:

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[email protected]:~$ wget http://[2001:6a8:a40::21]/pub/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.04.1/release/xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
--07:52:31--  http://[2001:6a8:a40::21]/pub/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.04.1/release/xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
           => `xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso.2'
Connecting to 2001:6a8:a40::21:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 570,589,184 (544M) [application/x-iso9660-image]

 0% [                                                                                    ] 159,514       24.97K/s  ETA 6:11:13
 0% [                                                                                    ] 332,754       28.37K/s  ETA 5:59:30
[email protected]:~$

Aiccu / sixxs:

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[email protected]:~$ wget http://[2001:6a8:a40::21]/pub/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.04.1/release/xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
--07:54:10--  http://[2001:6a8:a40::21]/pub/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.04.1/release/xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
           => `xubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso.3'
Connecting to 2001:6a8:a40::21:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 570,589,184 (544M) [application/x-iso9660-image]

 0% [                                                                                    ] 5,562,894      1.04M/s    ETA 10:21
 1% [>                                                                                   ] 9,594,994      1.03M/s    ETA 09:47
 3% [==>                                                                                 ] 21,253,314     1.06M/s    ETA 08:42
 4% [==>                                                                                 ] 26,446,854     1.05M/s    ETA 08:41
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 10th, 2008, 9:50 pm

I'm getting around 300 k on that download.

I don't get it...only a few days ago everything was fine. I was downloading from multiple news servers and getting large files in snap. I haven't made any config changes on my end.

Ugh.  ???

thanks for all your help....

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by kiljaden » September 13th, 2008, 1:06 am

You guys could consider running test.news-service.com now with ssl and on port 563 . I'm getting blazzing speeds now 40-50 mbit per thread when downloading headers and 10-20 mbit for binnaries and they raized the connection cap you can use way over 10 connections now :)) .You'll be amazed on the speed , it now all depends on your connection or ISP . Hope this helps
Ps: i have an dynamic ip so i can  not tell you exactly if there still is tha cap , even though i would download 30-40 GB or more without changing the Ip so i gues the cap is off.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 13th, 2008, 6:22 am

Well I finally solved my problem. I had too many servers running as primary I guess (but that worked just fine a week ago), so I made eweka the primary one, and now I'm back to line speed.

Thanks for all the help!

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 13th, 2008, 6:25 am

I imagine that since it has "test" in the url that it will go away eventually (at least, that's my experience)....

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by kiljaden » September 13th, 2008, 12:34 pm

phunkysai wrote: I imagine that since it has "test" in the url that it will go away eventually (at least, that's my experience)....
Uhm this server is been up for more than year almost two if i recall corectly, but it never allowed SSl until several days ago, as for normal conection they used to be capped or at least slow , now i'm just amazed of the speeds is much more faster than some "Premium"ones.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 13th, 2008, 6:49 pm

Well that is definitely good to hear....if eweka ever stops working for me I know which one to go to!  ;)

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by Camelot » September 18th, 2008, 6:47 am

kiljaden wrote: You guys could consider running test.news-service.com now with ssl and on port 563 . I'm getting blazzing speeds now 40-50 mbit per thread when downloading headers and 10-20 mbit for binnaries and they raized the connection cap you can use way over 10 connections now :)) .You'll be amazed on the speed , it now all depends on your connection or ISP . Hope this helps
Ps: i have an dynamic ip so i can  not tell you exactly if there still is tha cap , even though i would download 30-40 GB or more without changing the Ip so i gues the cap is off.
Is this allowing connection on IPv4 and/or 6?

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by kiljaden » September 20th, 2008, 3:30 am

It's on Ipv4 so need for the extra ipv6 conectivity in case you don't have Ipv6 support from your ISP.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 20th, 2008, 7:05 am

What are the max connections on that test one? I want to max it out!  ;D

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by kiljaden » September 20th, 2008, 12:45 pm

phunkysai wrote: What are the max connections on that test one? I want to max it out!   ;D
Since i get 10-20 m/bit per conection and i have an 100 mbit conection , 10 connections are more than enough , tried 15 and no errors , so unless you have something higher than 100 mbit stick to 10 .

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by rascalli » September 30th, 2008, 2:44 pm

is it still working ?

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