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Free Newsservers

Posted: January 22nd, 2008, 1:09 am
by rascalli
If you know of any good and Free newsservers , post them here.
And help your community.

Do not post hacked accounts here !!!


FREE SERVERS :  http://www.appelboor.com/newsserver.txt (port 119)
Thanks to Sander for writing a script to check server statuses.
Fri Apr  2 21:00:02 CEST 2010



absolutely good: news.readfreenews.net -- IPv4-only -- max number of connections is 3 . Binary response  (Looks good) 211 1 367598 367598 alt.binaries.boneless
absolutely good: newszilla6.xs4all.nl -- IPv6-only -- max number of connections is 4 . Binary response  (Looks good) 211 2000001 1087535398 1089535398 alt.binaries.boneless
could be good: news.just4today.net -- IPv4-only -- max number of connections is 2 . Binary response  (Account needed?) 480 Authentication required for command
could be good: reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl -- IPv6-only -- max number of connections is 25 . Binary response  (Account needed?) 480 Authentication required for command
half good: news.telesweet.net -- IPv4-only -- max number of connections is 25 . Binary response  (Not a binary server?) 411 No such group alt.binaries.boneless
mediocre response: news.kpn.nl -- IPv4-only -- connection achieved, but then immediately refused maybe because of failed authentication 502 news.kpn.nl: Access denied to your node - [email protected]
mediocre response: nova.planet.nl -- IPv4-only -- connection achieved, but then immediately refused maybe because of failed authentication 502 news.kpn.nl: Access denied to your node - [email protected]
not good at all: freebin-auth.readnews.com -- IPv4-only -- server unreachable; no NNTP connection at all
not good at all: news2v6.telesweet.net -- IPv6-only -- server unreachable; no NNTP connection at all
not good at all: news.ipv6.eweka.nl -- IPv6-only -- server unreachable; no NNTP connection at all
xsnews (reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl): free account via http://www.xsnews.com/ipv6/ipv6_aanvraag.php

For more information about them see posts below, if they stopped working , let me know !!

Free IPv6 Newsserver

Posted: January 22nd, 2008, 1:09 am
by rascalli
As SABnzbd 0.3.0 supports IPv6 (thank you, ShyPike and others!), you can use the free IPv6-only binary newsserver newszilla6.xs4all.nl. That is: if you have IPv6 connectivity.

To check if you have IPv6 connectivity, use "ping6 newszilla6.xs4all.nl". If you get ping6's back (see below), you have IPv6 connectivity. Using newszilla6.xs4all.nl is then just a matter of filling out newszilla6.xs4all.nl in SABnzbd's GUI (Config -> Servers, or http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd/config/server/ ), and off you go!

Retention of newszilla6 is about 12 - 14 days. Connection is free for all, but non-xs4all-customers are limited to 500 kbps = 50 kBps, or 175 MB per hour. A 700MB DivX will thus take 4 hours, a 4.2GB DVD will take 24 hours.

If you don't get ping6's back, you have no IPv6 connectivity. You can get free IPv6 connectivity via http://www.sixxs.net/, for example. Signing up takes some time, however setting up IPv6 is easy using aiccu and AYIYA. Help via sixxs.

HTH



[email protected]:~$ ping6 newszilla6.xs4all.nl
PING newszilla6.xs4all.nl(newszilla6.xs4all.nl) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from newszilla6.xs4all.nl: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=20.6 ms
64 bytes from newszilla6.xs4all.nl: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=24.9 ms
64 bytes from newszilla6.xs4all.nl: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=20.2 ms

--- newszilla6.xs4all.nl ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 20.273/21.954/24.940/2.116 ms
[email protected]:~$

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: January 22nd, 2008, 4:09 pm
by sander
Update to my post about the free IPv6-only binary newsserver newszilla6.xs4all.nl (as reposted here on this forum by rascalli):

I said the connection was limited to 50 kBps (about 500 kbps). This was the max for 1 thread; after I had raised the number of threads from 1 to 3, my download went up from 50 to 133 kB/s. That's close to my linespeed, so it could be 150 kB/s, which is quite nice. I can't measure what happens when I raise the number of threads even higher, because of my linespeed.

HTH

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: February 11th, 2008, 2:41 pm
by daddy_fizz
Thanks! Will try these out.  Just a couple questions...Port numbers???  I would assume 119. Also does the newszilla server require you to put anything for the username/password

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: February 11th, 2008, 3:37 pm
by rascalli
indeed , if no port mentioned it is 119
and no pw & username should indeed mean not needed

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: March 25th, 2008, 2:09 pm
by steve51184
hi is freebin-auth.readnews.com still working?

also can i use newszilla6.xs4all.nl on my non ip6 line anyhow?

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: March 29th, 2008, 1:10 pm
by rascalli
freebin-auth.readnews.com is still working

newszilla6.xs4all.n is only for IPv6

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: March 29th, 2008, 1:40 pm
by steve51184
freebin-auth.readnews.com doesn't seem to be working for me?

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: April 10th, 2008, 7:35 am
by Delirium
Just picked this list from an other site, haven't checked it 'cause I have a good payserver (XSNews.nl).
Have fun :)

.readnews
Server:freebin.readnews.com
Threads: 8
Speed: 5 kb per thread
Retention:40?? days

Free Trials:
Yottanews:
Server: free.yottanews.com
Threads: 1
Username & password: see http://www.yottanews.com/freeaccount.php
Speed: 60 kB/s

News-Service
Server: test.news-service.com
Port: 23
Threads: 4
Username & password: make something up, more than 6 characters.
Retention: 25 days
Speed: 25/30 kB/s per thread

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: April 11th, 2008, 2:51 am
by steve51184
Delirium wrote: .readnews
Server:freebin.readnews.com
Threads: 8
Speed: 5 kb per thread
Retention:40?? days
wow just tested that and i was getting 3-4mbits on my 20mbits connection and for free that's amazing!!!! nice find!!!!
Delirium wrote: Free Trials:
Yottanews:
Server: free.yottanews.com
Threads: 1
Username & password: see http://www.yottanews.com/freeaccount.php
Speed: 60 kB/s
never like them due to there small 1gb limits per account/ip
Delirium wrote: News-Service
Server: test.news-service.com
Port: 23
Threads: 4
Username & password: make something up, more than 6 characters.
Retention: 25 days
Speed: 25/30 kB/s per thread
could not connect...

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: April 21st, 2008, 3:20 am
by Delirium
Maybe you should move this to a support topic and as it says in the sticky give information about version/os etc.

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: June 8th, 2008, 9:27 pm
by simplysic
any news free servers? lol

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: June 9th, 2008, 5:20 pm
by Delirium
Nothin really new but:

For the dutch (http://www.xsnews.nl/Abonnementen/Aanme ... Type=Proef) its a trial version for a subscription (lasts 5 days).
After that you have to cancel it or you will have to pay for it. Anyway their payed services are imho pretty good.

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: August 6th, 2008, 5:25 am
by sander
More free (IPv6-only) binary newsservers:

news.ipv6.eweka.nl
Retention 120 days. Unlimited speed.

reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl
Retention: around 100 days too, speed unknown.

Re: Free Newsservers

Posted: August 6th, 2008, 6:31 am
by jcfp
sander wrote: More free (IPv6-only) binary newsservers:

news.ipv6.eweka.nl
Retention 120 days. Unlimited speed.

reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl
Retention: around 100 days too, speed unknown.
Thanks, just what I need now that my provider has discontinued binary news services 8). The eweka one works very nice, I can't but wonder how long my v6 tunnel provider will last before they will block access or at least cap the speed to this host (currently around 45 mbit/s ;D). The xsnews one connects but no more than that for now.