[sf-lug] free quality usenet servers? ... just a guess, but ...

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 9 06:49:13 PDT 2008

>Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 19:11:20 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org>
>Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Usenet Reader
>To: Deepan <codeshepherd at gmail.com>
>Cc: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
>Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.00.0804061904540.17708 at alchemy.localdomain>
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>On Mon, 7 Apr 2008, Deepan wrote:

>> Also it would be great if you can recommond some free quality usenet
>> servers.

>If you can get an IPv6 address, I heartily recommend the
>newszilla6.xs4all.nl service.

And for those without IPv6 address, just hazarding a guess, this looks
$ dig -t AAAA newszilla6.xs4all.nl. +short
$ dig -t A newszilla6.xs4all.nl. +short
$ dig -t A newszilla.xs4all.nl. +short
$ grep -i '^nntp[       ]' /etc/services
nntp            119/tcp         readnews untp   # USENET News Transfer Protocol
$ telnet 119
Connected to newszilla.xs4all.nl (
Escape character is '^]'.
200 dreader17.news.xs4all.nl NNRP Service Ready - newsmaster at xs4all.nl (posting

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