I subscribe to a couple of newsgroups but, for no apparent reason, Thunderbird now reports that 'Connection to server text.usenet.force9.net was reset' when I click to download new message headers. Clicking on a header then proceeds to cause Thunderbird to hang.
I suspect, but am not sure, that this may have started after the recent email outage.
Anyone able to suggest a fix?
Fixed! Go to the fix.
Re: Newsgroup access
Thanks for your post @digitl
I know we turned off the legacy Usergroups and Usertools on the 2nd September, so I wonder if this is related.
Can you remember if you were able to access Usenet after then?
19-11-2021 10:22 AM - edited 19-11-2021 10:35 AM
@Gandalf Usergroup/Usertools has nothing to do with our news server.
The email platform has nothing to do with the news server either.
@digitl - things look OK to me, so it's likely something local that's causing the problem.
~ % telnet text.usenet.force9.net Trying 184.108.40.206... Connected to europe.isp.giganews.com. Escape character is '^]'. 200 News.GigaNews.Com group alt.test 211 82514 4829723 4912236 alt.test article 220 4829723 <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Received: by 2002:a05:6000:24b:: with SMTP id m11mr26243502wrz.393.1616990162214; Sun, 28 Mar 2021 20:56:02 -0700 (PDT) MIME-Version: 1.0 Subject: 6d8f101345206195-7f06148fe6290a5e-5b29bcad0d2f7062-33f994824170085d From: Test User <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 05:55:02 CEST Newsgroups: alt.test Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: XSNews Path: border2.nntp.dca1.giganews.com!nntp.giganews.com!news-out.google.com!nntp.google.com!proxad.net!feeder1-2.proxad.net!news.mixmin.net!feed.abavia.com!abe002.abavia.com!abp003.abavia.com!news.xsnews.nl!not-for-mail Lines: 2 Injection-Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 05:55:02 +0200 Injection-Info: news.xsnews.nl; mail-complaints-to="email@example.com" Bytes: 805 Xref: number.nntp.giganews.com alt.test:4829723 7c60fc1997c4c4a9 .
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Re: Newsgroup access
I was able (eventually) to check on another device and newsgroups were accessible from that so I reinstalled on the problematic laptop and things seem to be back to normal.