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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Dave - Dave.net.nz, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Has anyone else noticed that sometimes you can get all headers and a
    heap of messages before being prompted for auth?
    I found that if you set the news server to induvidual.net instead of
    news.individual.net it sometimes takes hours to ask for auth, which to
    me seems a little odd, I'd have thought that it should ask for auto
    beofre handing out anything... although I have found that
    newsgate.xprivat.org seems to allow no auth too
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Mar 11, 2005
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  2. Dave - Dave.net.nz

    Gordon Guest

    On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 16:24:00 +1300, Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:

    > Has anyone else noticed that sometimes you can get all headers and a
    > heap of messages before being prompted for auth?
    > I found that if you set the news server to induvidual.net instead of
    > news.individual.net it sometimes takes hours to ask for auth, which to
    > me seems a little odd, I'd have thought that it should ask for auto
    > beofre handing out anything... although I have found that
    > newsgate.xprivat.org seems to allow no auth too


    News is not like e-mail, as in it is public. The auth is to stop unwanted
    people, for whatever reason from usingit. Thus I see no problem with some
    headers being handed out free, before auth ie.
     
    Gordon, Mar 11, 2005
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