Multiple News Servers

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Cartman, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Cartman

    Cartman Guest

    I know that Thunderbird can do multiple news servers, but I need it to
    handle multiple instances of a news server - I have 2 logins for a
    particular server and both have different groups. How can I do this?
    Cartman, Jul 9, 2005
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  2. Cartman

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Sat, 09 Jul 2005 14:30:59 +1000, in message

    Some servers have more than one domain name, all pointing
    to the server's IP address. Use one of these other domain
    names for the other instance. If there isn't another one,
    use the server's IP address directly.

    For example, all 5 of these are equivalent.

    The IP address (e.g. should be considered a last resort.
    IP addresses can change, and if so any instance using the IP address
    will fail.


    "It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making
    decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who
    pay no price for being wrong." -- Thomas Sowell
    Ralph Fox, Jul 9, 2005
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  3. Cartman

    Cartman Guest

    Thanks alot that one slipped my mind :)
    Cartman, Jul 9, 2005
  4. Cartman

    Splibbilla Guest

    Cartman <> in

    i occasionally test my ISP's servers with a ping BAT.

    one IP gives far faster results than the other IPs for nntp.

    so i use the IP. also, DNS failure occurs far more often (never had the IP change, but DNS goes down every couple months)

    so when DNs is down, i alwasy have mail and nntp

    also good idea to bookmark teh IP versoin of critcal websites (such as your ISP and some of teh lookup sites, DNSTUFF = DNS
    Stuff DNS hosting tests, WHOIS, tracert, ping, network domain name tools)

    somewhere i have an IP for google :)
    do it again
    Domain Type Class TTL Answer A IN 300 A IN 300 A IN 300

    oh yeah, now i remember i crammed the results inot a text file in my ping.bat folder.
    Splibbilla, Jul 11, 2005
  5. Cartman

    Splibbilla Guest

    echo. |date |find "Current" >>MsPingResult.txt
    echo. MsPing,FtpNntp >>MsPingResult.txt
    ping >>MsPingResult.txt
    ping >>MsPingResult.txt
    ping >>MsPingResult.txt
    ping >>MsPingResult.txt
    ping >>MsPingResult.txt

    those are the lines in my MsPing.BAT

    the first line doesn't seem to always work.
    Splibbilla, Jul 11, 2005
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