Re: Orcon restricted usenet access

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mutlley, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Mutlley

    Mutlley Guest

    vitw <> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >With the Orcon news server, a lot of newsgroups (eg 'alt.flame') don't
    >come up, but instead I see the message 'group download in progress' which
    >never goes away.
    >
    >I'm even seeing this with newsgroups I used to frequent, but have been
    >away from for a while (eg comp.lang.forth).
    >
    >Is it Orcon policy now to only carry the most popular newsgroups?


    I gave up on the Orcon news server years ago.. Nothing there..
     
    Mutlley, Sep 15, 2009
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  2. Mutlley

    Mutlley Guest

    Crash <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:22:00 +1200, Mutlley <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>vitw <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi,
    >>>
    >>>With the Orcon news server, a lot of newsgroups (eg 'alt.flame') don't
    >>>come up, but instead I see the message 'group download in progress' which
    >>>never goes away.
    >>>
    >>>I'm even seeing this with newsgroups I used to frequent, but have been
    >>>away from for a while (eg comp.lang.forth).
    >>>
    >>>Is it Orcon policy now to only carry the most popular newsgroups?

    >>
    >>I gave up on the Orcon news server years ago.. Nothing there..

    >
    >Interesting. I have been using the Orcon Usenet server for some years
    >now with no problems - but I subscribe to few ngs outside the nz.
    >hierarchy.

    Bet they are text only??
     
    Mutlley, Sep 16, 2009
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  3. In article <>, Mutlley <> wrote:
    >Crash <> wrote:
    >>On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:22:00 +1200, Mutlley <>
    >>wrote:
    >>>vitw <> wrote:
    >>>>With the Orcon news server, a lot of newsgroups (eg 'alt.flame') don't
    >>>>come up, but instead I see the message 'group download in progress' which
    >>>>never goes away.
    >>>>
    >>>>I'm even seeing this with newsgroups I used to frequent, but have been
    >>>>away from for a while (eg comp.lang.forth).
    >>>>
    >>>>Is it Orcon policy now to only carry the most popular newsgroups?
    >>>
    >>>I gave up on the Orcon news server years ago.. Nothing there..

    >>
    >>Interesting. I have been using the Orcon Usenet server for some years
    >>now with no problems - but I subscribe to few ngs outside the nz.
    >>hierarchy.

    >Bet they are text only??


    That's newsgroups for you. The joys of mutlipart encoded messages. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Sep 17, 2009
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