[Nottingham] USENET news servers

Ted ted at nowtsfree.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Mar 2 02:51:42 GMT 2006

Alan Pope wrote:
> On 3/1/06, Michael Erskine <msemtd at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> ...
> > Hi Ted,
> > Google Groups carries probably all of the groups you require. e.g. : -
> >
> > http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux/
> But that's not NNTP, that's HTTP, which is no good over dial up.

Yes. :-(

> I know there are lists of free and non-free nntp servers, but I don't
> use them because a) I have broadband and b) my ISP has nntp servers.
> Sorry.

Most of the free nntp servers dont allow posting (to avoid abuse, I guess)
or only offer specialised groups. However, I've settled on nntp.idg.pl
because it was one of the few to offer alt.os.linux.mandriva, even
though I cannot post via them. I'm hoping to upgrade to broadband soon

Ted <ted at nowtsfree.freeserve.co.uk>

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