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#595366 - 6th Oct 2011 10:29am Free Usenet Access
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For those interested...

XS Usenet are offering free lifetime usenet access, its limited to 1Mbps, but hey, its free wink

http://www.xsusenet.com/

Useful if your not in a rush..

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#595370 - 6th Oct 2011 10:39am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Nice, cheers.
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#595375 - 6th Oct 2011 10:53am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: ex0__]
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Uh, they have problems with their SSL it seems. Wouldn't advise using Usenet without ssl/proxy.
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#595388 - 6th Oct 2011 11:15am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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What problems? working for me on 563 :S

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#595396 - 6th Oct 2011 11:22am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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#595409 - 6th Oct 2011 12:00pm Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Their listed port is 433? Wurd.

Edit: Not sure why they are listing the https ssl port instead of the nntps port!
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#595419 - 6th Oct 2011 12:15pm Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Reader: reader.xsusenet.com
Port(s): 119, 80, 563(SSL), 443(SSL)

*Download secure via SSL*
XS Usenet allows you to connect to our service using an encrypted connection. For usage of SSL you will need to configure your settings to use ports 563 or 443. For regular connections you may use 80 or 119.

From my activation email, in case it helps.

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#595425 - 6th Oct 2011 12:28pm Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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if your on virgin media, you can use their servers free,i get all of my stuff on there......

now follows the bit were everyone will tell me how crap they are,
throttling, retention times etc...
been using it for years before it was virgin and get a steady 2 meg at night.

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#596170 - 7th Oct 2011 6:24am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Originally Posted By: rhoobarb2002
XS Usenet are offering free lifetime usenet access

Nah. 1Mbps? Might as well use dial-up.

Use these instead:
http://www.eternal-september.org/
http://aioe.org/

Both free and well maintained.

This one is 10/year but well worth it:
http://news.individual.net/

They all support SSL.

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#596171 - 7th Oct 2011 6:31am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: ex0__]
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Originally Posted By: ex0__
Their listed port is 433? Wurd.

Edit: Not sure why they are listing the https ssl port instead of the nntps port!

https is 443, not 433.

They're doing this for users of ISPs that block outgoing access to 119 (nntp) or 563 (nntps) but allow access to secure (https://) websites.

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#596195 - 7th Oct 2011 8:38am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Wonderful these posts in code!

Dunno if others can make sense of it all - I can't

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#596198 - 7th Oct 2011 8:45am Re: Free Usenet Access [Re: MikeT]
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Originally Posted By: MikeT


Pretty heavy restrictions on those 2. Turns out I get usenet access with my vpn subscription, fortunately smile
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