Old 30-09-2007   #1
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News server/ hostname

I need to know the news server or hostname for sky broadband in order to use grabit. Otherwise does any body know a free newsserver.
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Re: News server/ hostname

Don't Sky put this info on their website somewhere? I know Telewest/Virgin do.

You might have to dig about a bit to find it though, with the new Virgin site it's well hidden so Sky may be similar.
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Re: News server/ hostname

Can't find it anywhere so I was hoping someone else had.
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Re: News server/ hostname

Sky has no news(group) server.
There are not really any free reliable newsgroup servers since you always need to subscribe to an internet service provider (isp). You could also try giganews, but it'll cost you.
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Re: News server/ hostname

http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-b...ws-server.html

No news server, and while you may get text or 50MB/day trial binary for free, for moderate binary use, a PAYG block scheme would be good, or for higher use, a pay monthly.

Claranews is often mentioned, particularly as it's UK based
http://www.uk.clara.net/home-office/...claranews.html
10GB per month capacity, £29.99 per year

http://www.bubbanews.com/
Free ($3.95 registration) account available

http://www.teranews.com/createaccount.html
Free ($3.95) 50MB account (same backend).

Alrernatively, for medium users, 30GB per year, $29.95 per year - credits roll over, or re-buy if 30GB used before a year

Or http://usenet-news.net/index1.php?url=get
A 30GB non expiring block for $10 - makes teranews 30GB look expensive

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