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hi guys ,i`m from bangalore and am using the dataone 25kbps connection . i want to subscribe to news groups and want to know news server sttings for dataone connection . i called up the customer support and those guys are blinking !!!!!!!please help me out guys . is there any other way to access news groups ..
 
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you'll have free news servers on the net ... some provide read only access and some provide read and post...that's how i access news groupsbut not sure how it is done with the internet provider
 
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As far as I know BSNL doesn't offer any news server. :eek:Nor are the BSNL guys aware of these things. Many simply doesn't have any concept of ADSL stuff... :(
 
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i doubt their is any ISP in india which anylonger has their own nntp servers. there was this free one i used. but it has gone paid too. the only decent way to access newsgroups seems to be google groups... but i had believe someone would know about any remaining nntp servers around here.
 
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this is the one i'm using ... and it's not badaioe.cjb.net
 
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do they allow posting to newsgroups as well? and can i use a nntp client?
 


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yes i said i am using it ... go ahead ..shoot !

this url has some servers listed ... it's very old page.. some of the nntp servers might be working .. give it a try

http://math.uww.edu/~harrisb/courses/cs490/public-nntp.html

Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 09:58 PM
do they allow posting to newsgroups as well? and can i use a nntp client?
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i'm not sure what an nntp client is ... software to use newsgroups right ?

i use outlook express ;) B)
 
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Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 07:56 PM
i doubt their is any ISP in india which anylonger has their own nntp servers.
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But VSNL has it's own news server for years & I have used it with outlook express & other nntp client in the past.
 
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when was the last time u used vsnl servers? i think they restricted usage for only dialup users and they have mostly likely closed them now. can anyone confirm this?