On Thu, 17 Jul 1997 17:03:05 +0700,
In article <Z3ezzYhtjHLR092yn@mozart.inet.co.th>,
email@example.com (Brian Jackson) wrote:
> Hi Bob, thanks for the response:
> In article <0kNzzUmo3cEN092yn@mcs.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert P. Rush) wrote:
> >If you're using multiple news servers, you need a separate .newsrc
> >file for each server. Though, I believe you figured that out for
> >yourself. I haven't looked at olmenu or omen to see how they handle
> >multiple servers. From what you say about omen, I would assume that
> >you'd have to specify the newsrc file yourself before running omen.
> I've tried a few times - having two backup .newsrc files and copying
> one of them back to .newsrc according to the news server I'd set in
> the shell. It worked well once (I used news.uni-stuttgart.de), but
> ever since I've not been able to connect with it. Our own news server
> here is presently dead while undergoing an upgrade. It seems that it
> wasn't quick enough to accept its feed from MCI. So I'm (and our
> sysadmin also is) open to any and all suggestions for publicly
> accessable news servers. Ability to post to them is not important.
Virtual Acces offers their own news server at a cost. I don't know if
it'll work with anything other than their own newsreader program. I
know they offer a few extensions.
I'm sure there are others that'll provide news on a per user basis.
But I would imagine that any server you have to pay for will require
authentication which uqwk doesn't support. It could be added to uqwk,
but you'll have to modify the code yourself.
If you switch to Souper or vsoup, they do provide authentication. You
could either get a pre-compiled version to run on your PC, or get the
source and compile it to run on your providers machine in place of
I would imagine that any general use free public news server will be
swamped and very difficult to get into.
If you just want to test the software out, I would suggest trying out
one of the commercial support news servers such as microsoft
<news://msnews.microsoft.com> or Borland <news://forums.borland.com>.
All the groups available will be support or announcement groups, but
you will be able to test your setup.
How many sources does your ISP get news from? It sounds like just
MCI. They might want to look at setting up links to exchange news
with a few other sites.
Talk with you later,
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