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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » September 30th, 2008, 3:43 pm

Just downloaded something today so still works here...

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » September 30th, 2008, 4:47 pm

Seems fairly OK to me:

With 6 connections to  test.news-service.com to NNTPS (SSL) I get "Download speed: 553.32 KB/s", which is 1/2 of my line speed.

However, I get a lot of Warnings saying "missing" and "missing from all servers, discarding" on a 7 day old post. That's not very impressive.

Anyway, result is:

Stage Download
    [Time-Taken]: 2 minutes 28 seconds
    [Avg-Speed]: 535kB/s

Stage Par2
    [PAR-INFO]: => No par2 sets

And the download is OK. Interesting.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » September 30th, 2008, 4:56 pm

With 20 connections, I get

2008-09-30 23:52:29,390 ERROR [downloader] Failed to initialize [email protected]:563
2008-09-30 23:52:29,391 WARNING [downloader] Thread [email protected]:563: failed to initialize
2008-09-30 23:54:29,596 ERROR [downloader] Failed to initialize [email protected]:563
2008-09-30 23:54:29,598 WARNING [downloader] Thread [email protected]:563: failed to initialize
2008-09-30 23:54:29,997 ERROR [downloader] Failed to initialize [email protected]:563
2008-09-30 23:54:29,998 WARNING [downloader] Thread [email protected]:563: failed to initialize
2008-09-30 23:54:30,404 ERROR [downloader] Failed to initialize [email protected]:563

After lowering to 5 again, I still get 0 connections ... :-(
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » September 30th, 2008, 5:18 pm

OK, very impressive results with test.news-service.com:

I just downloaded a 51 days old 788 MB post (Ubuntu 8.04.1). I had set the number of connections to 2 (resulting in no failed connections), resulting speed 500 kB/s.

The download was successful!

Great!

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ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64.par2 linux ubuntu 64bit by henk1001	Completed
		

Stage Download
    [Time-Taken]: 23 minutes 7 seconds 
    [Avg-Speed]: 530kB/s

	
		

Stage Par2
    [PAR-INFO] ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64: => Verified in 46.9s, all files correct
    [DEL-INFO] ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64: => Deleted 3 file(s)

	
		

Stage Unrar
    [RAR-INFO] ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64: => Unpacked 1 file(s) in 72.1s
    [DEL-INFO] ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64: => Deleted 7 file(s) 
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » October 4th, 2008, 3:13 pm

FYI: I can't use test.news-service.com right now. SABnzbd now reports:

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2008-10-04 22:08:16,067::ERROR::[newswrapper] Failed to connect: timed out [email protected]:563
2008-10-04 22:08:16,068::ERROR::[downloader] Failed to initialize [email protected]:563
2008-10-04 22:08:16,069::WARNING::[downloader] Thread [email protected]:563: failed to initialize
2008-10-04 22:08:16,070::INFO::[downloader] [email protected]:563: Initiating connection
It seems the comple system (not just the News service) is unreachable:

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[email protected]:~/SABnzbd-0.4.4$ ping test.news-service.com
PING test.news-service.com (195.114.241.60) 56(84) bytes of data.
^C
--- test.news-service.com ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 10014ms

[email protected]:~/SABnzbd-0.4.4$ traceroute test.news-service.com
traceroute to test.news-service.com (195.114.241.60), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1)  11.963 ms  12.309 ms  12.764 ms
 2  53540401.cable.casema.nl (83.84.4.1)  20.302 ms  29.939 ms  30.269 ms
 3  10.0.17.2 (10.0.17.2)  36.009 ms  40.188 ms *
 4  53500436.cable.casema.nl (83.80.4.54)  58.703 ms  62.965 ms  86.020 ms
 5  5350043E.cable.casema.nl (83.80.4.62)  100.033 ms  109.627 ms  118.474 ms
 6  * * *
 7  openpeering.news-service.com (82.150.154.34)  19.076 ms  19.468 ms  21.605 ms
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[email protected]:~/SABnzbd-0.4.4$
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » October 5th, 2008, 7:50 pm

Same here...test news not working now, as I feared.....not even eweka is working now  :(,  I'm now getting:

"Access denied to your node - [email protected]"

....on all connections

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by phunkysai » October 6th, 2008, 3:27 pm

phunkysai wrote: Same here...test news not working now, as I feared.....not even eweka is working now  :(,  I'm now getting:

"Access denied to your node - [email protected]"

....on all connections
Nevermind on eweka...realized SABNZBD was putting a username and password in where I didn't need one...

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by azbot » October 6th, 2008, 5:55 pm

+1 test.news not working. Anyone have more info about this please post
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by MageMinds » October 7th, 2008, 9:31 am

rascalli wrote: is it still working ?
If you are talking about test.news-service.com then it's not working anymore for me...

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by twpux » October 7th, 2008, 5:11 pm

test.news-service.com is working flawlessly for me right now, SSL at port 563.
I never knew about this until today, will be using it in addition to my block-account for sure!

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by MageMinds » October 10th, 2008, 8:01 am

twpux wrote: test.news-service.com is working flawlessly for me right now, SSL at port 563.
I never knew about this until today, will be using it in addition to my block-account for sure!
Yep you're right, the server is back online ... I read somewhere else that it come and goes ...

The one I have problem with is reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl it's not working since one month at least... and freebin-auth.readnews.com is down as well...

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by tooonami » October 13th, 2008, 12:37 pm

test.news-service.com

is down for me is it for anyone else.

Also is there anyother free ones as good as test.news-service.com was pulling my max line speed
2.2MB/s from it.
im on ipv4

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by bigdaddyo811 » October 22nd, 2008, 10:17 am

Can someone help a newbie. I tried all the free IPV4 servers listed here and none of them work. Anyone know one that works?

I have applied on www.sixxs.net for IPV6 but no answer yet

thanks
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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by sander » October 22nd, 2008, 10:49 am

Instead of Sixxs, you can use tspc. It's smallband compared to Sixxs, but ok as a start.

On Ubuntu Linux, activation is easy:

sudo apt-get install tspc
sudo tspc -vv
ping6 news.ipv6.eweka.nl

... and I have IPv6-connectity to news.ipv6.eweka.nl:

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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]:~$
For Windows, go here: http://go6.net/4105/download.asp, and fill out anon.freenet6.net as server.

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Re: Free Newsservers

Post by bigdaddyo811 » October 22nd, 2008, 2:51 pm

Thanks alot!

Howbout on a mac though?

bdo

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