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giganews dead???

Is the news feed from the giganews server dead?. I cannot access any of the newsgroups I have subscribed to, or reset the list. Do I still access it through extranews.plus.net ?

news.plus.net works, but is (was?) not as comprehensive/reliable as giganews.



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Biffo
Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: 04-08-2007

RE: giganews dead???

> Is the news feed from the giganews server dead?. I cannot access any of the newsgroups I have subscribed to, or reset the list. Do I still access it through extranews.plus.net ?
>
> news.plus.net works, but is (was?) not as comprehensive/reliable as giganews.
>


Seems to be dead to me too.
480 Authentication required
is all I get. Same with you?


>
>


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Cheers,
Biffo

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RE: giganews dead???

> > Is the news feed from the giganews server dead?. I cannot access any of the newsgroups I have subscribed to, or reset the list. Do I still access it through extranews.plus.net ?
> >
> > news.plus.net works, but is (was?) not as comprehensive/reliable as giganews.
> >
>
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> Seems to be dead to me too.
> 480 Authentication required
> is all I get. Same with you?
>
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> >
> >
>
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> Cheers,
> Biffo
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Yep, authentication fails.

PlusNet forgot to pay a bill Huh?

Mike
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RE: giganews dead???

I'm getting the same thing. (21/4/02). And of course, even when it was working it was so slow that it was pointless (<40kbps average)
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RE: giganews dead???

Hi,

Our Networks Team are currently investigating this issue with our usenet feed. We will update you once they are able to replicate the issues with the service.

Thanks
Chris
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RE: giganews dead???

SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING IS DEAD @ PLUSNET!!!


> Hi,
>
> Our Networks Team are currently investigating this issue with our usenet feed. We will update you once they are able to replicate the issues with the service.
>
> Thanks
> Chris
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> | Chris Rugen ................................ Unmetered & ADSL solutions
> | Customer Support................................... for Home & Business
> | PlusNet Technologies Ltd ........................... http://www.plus.net
> + ---------- My Referrals - It pays to recommend PlusNet ---------------
>

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RE: giganews dead???

As stated earlier we are aware of the issues with the usenet feed. Our Networks Team are still investigating this further. as it appears to only be affecting afew of our users it takes longer to localise the cause.

Thanks
Chris
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RE: giganews dead???

Thanks for a)admiting that there is a problem b)being prompt. I know that the support team must be pretty stressed after the last couple of weeks. I hope I speak for the majority when I say we do appreciate the efforts you make. Try to keep cheerful, I am sure this newsgroup system will work eventually (just fyi, when I did last get a connection it was <35kbps average!, I managed to find another news server which gets me access at around the 350kbps level - which is a shame, as that's what I used to get from the (now defunct) usenet group Sad )
Anyway, I cetainly appreciate that you are trying to get something done about it. Thanks.
Community Veteran
Posts: 166
Registered: 23-06-2007

RE: giganews dead???

> Thanks for a)admiting that there is a problem b)being prompt.

Well, yes and no... it's a shame that you have to play hunt the message when problems like this occur.

Surely that is what plusnet.service.announce is for? Or even Service Status on the portal...
[i]It's the PlusNet Way[/i]
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RE: giganews dead???

Was announced on service status.

The newsfeed is now fine.

Kind regards

Kevin

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