Has Pipex stopped newsgroup access?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Chris, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Has Pipex stopped newsgroup access?
    Or is their nntp server just down?
    Chris, Aug 5, 2010
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    PeterC Guest

    Used to be no access just in the evenings. If it's just binary that you
    want, try Abasani or eternal-september; with the latter, worth using the
    443 option as it's SSL and keeps going.
    PeterC, Aug 5, 2010
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  3. ITYM 'text' :)

    that you
    The Natural Philosopher, Aug 5, 2010
  4. Chris

    PeterC Guest

    Yup, ta!
    PeterC, Aug 5, 2010
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    Roger Guest

    Yes but... the MX record for privacy.net is:
    and the IP address of mail.privacy.net is:
    which is not routable. What a shame!
    Roger, Aug 11, 2010
  6. Chris

    Chris Guest

    How is it now?
    Chris, Aug 20, 2010
  7. Plusnet still has a working (text-only) news server and uses Giganews.

    George Weston, Aug 27, 2010
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    Eeyore Guest

    Pipex are now a crap ISP unlike ten or so years ago. Just move to a good

    In any event you can get inexpensive or even free newsgroup access from
    various specialists who do the job better.

    Eeyore, Aug 28, 2010
  9. Demon doesn't do usenet with their home products.

    I was using giganews, but it pissed me off that I was charged amost as
    much for processing the monthly payment as I was for the base level text
    only subscription.

    Now I'm using gradwell for news, but I'm not impressed with that either.

    Tempted to set inn up and peer off as many free text onlys as I can find.


    Denis McMahon
    Denis McMahon, Aug 28, 2010
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    David Bolt Guest

    Demon do do it on their Home Office product, the one that provides a
    static IP address and web space. They don't provide it on their Home
    product[0], which has a dynamic IP and no web space.

    Maybe you could try Leafnode. It does a very good job here with the 5
    different news servers I use.

    [0] <http://knowledgebase.demon.net/article/demon-broadband-faq.html#diff>

    David Bolt
    David Bolt, Aug 28, 2010
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