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digitl
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Newsgroup access

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?

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Mav
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Re: Newsgroup access

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Thread moved from ADSL Broadband to Tech Help.

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Gandalf
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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? 

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bobpullen
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Re: Newsgroup access

Fix

@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 216.166.105.145...
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 <4eb735f1ac723a16.112fefc27168b897@23eef809b92a3152.31c0ee1bb4fb1d88>
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 <test-user@nospam.example>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 05:55:02 CEST
Newsgroups: alt.test
Message-Id: <4eb735f1ac723a16.112fefc27168b897@23eef809b92a3152.31c0ee1bb4fb1d88>
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="abuse@xsnews.nl"
Bytes: 805
Xref: number.nntp.giganews.com alt.test:4829723

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Gandalf
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Re: Newsgroup access

Ah OK, makes sense. Thanks @bobpullen 

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VileReynard
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Re: Newsgroup access

Usenet is still working for me via news.plus.net (port 119)

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digitl
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Re: Newsgroup access

Thanks, Bob

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.