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usenet server asking for auth

legume
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Registered: ‎21-07-2013

usenet server asking for auth

I can't remember ever setting a name/pass to access plusnets news server and the help page suggests none is needed.
This evening after dropping and reconnecting my PPP  for game lag reasons (so got new ip address) I now get asked for a name/pass to access usenet.
As this literally started after the reconnect I wonder if the new ip is somehow involved/not recognised by giganews, tcpdump sees -
18:18:57.104189 IP 192.168.0.3.48802 > 216.196.109.145.119: Flags [P.], seq 14:38, ack 45, win 229, options [nop,nop,TS val 31897636 ecr 4100872441], length 24
        0x0000:  4500 004c c6c8 4000 4006 6ce2 c0a8 0003  E..L..@.@.l.....
        0x0010:  d8c4 6d91 bea2 0077 bf41 6359 fa43 6007  ..m....w.AcY.C`.
        0x0020:  8018 00e5 3741 0000 0101 080a 01e6 b824  ....7A.........$
        0x0030:  f46e 58f9 4752 4f55 5020 756b 2e63 6f6d  .nX.GROUP.uk.com
        0x0040:  702e 6f73 2e6c 696e 7578 0d0a            p.os.linux..
18:18:57.164848 IP 216.196.109.145.119 > 192.168.0.3.48802: Flags [P.], seq 45:74, ack 38, win 114, options [nop,nop,TS val 4100872502 ecr 31897636], length 29
        0x0000:  4580 0051 1908 4000 3706 231e d8c4 6d91  E..Q..@.7.#...m.
        0x0010:  c0a8 0003 0077 bea2 fa43 6007 bf41 6371  .....w...C`..Acq
        0x0020:  8018 0072 f455 0000 0101 080a f46e 5936  ...r.U.......nY6
        0x0030:  01e6 b824 3438 3020 6175 7468 656e 7469  ...$480.authenti
        0x0040:  6361 7469 6f6e 2072 6571 7569 7265 640d  cation.required.
FWIW my new IP is 80.189.227.xxx
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legume
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Registered: ‎21-07-2013

Re: usenet server asking for auth

It seems it was just the IP address - I've also now seen the other post in here about the issue.
Working fine now I disconnected again and got a different address ( 37.152.212.xxx)