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ahd8888
27-10-2005, 02:29 PM
Hi all, does anyone have the name of Ihug's news (NNTP) server? I used to have this - news.akl.ihug.co.nz, but now it has only one newsgroup in that server - alt.shut.the.hell.up.geek

I was using telecom router and now swap to Ihug's router. Be\4 the change it was alright. Why it is not now? Anyone can help. Thanks in advance.

Safari
27-10-2005, 02:46 PM
http://www.ihug.co.nz/help/access/settings.html

Speedy Gonzales
27-10-2005, 02:46 PM
Yup, thats the right server news.akl.ihug.co.nz

There's definitely more than 1 newsgroup here. I'm in it.

Are you in Auckland??

There's more than one server for Ihug, if you're somewhere else.

Are you with Ihug??

ahd8888
27-10-2005, 03:00 PM
Yup, thats the right server news.akl.ihug.co.nz

There's definitely more than 1 newsgroup here. I'm in it.

Are you in Auckland??

There's more than one server for Ihug, if you're somewhere else.

Are you with Ihug??

It was more than 1 newsgroup before. Ever since I have changed my telecom rented router to ihug new router, I can see lots of newsgroups but cannot retrive any messages posted on the newsgroups. So I tried to remove the news server (news.akl.ihug.co.nz) and re-entried again. Wa lah!, it has gone worse - only one newsgroup showing.

Yes, I am in Auckland and with iHUG.

If I add a new server (msnews.microsoft.com), it has more than one newsgroups and I can retrieve the messages posted.

Just couldn't figure out why. Would it be my router setting?

Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
27-10-2005, 03:03 PM
Pass, I know nothing about routers.

And what their settings are. I dont use one.

ahd8888
27-10-2005, 03:10 PM
http://www.ihug.co.nz/help/access/settings.html

Where to set this?

Domain Name Server (DNS)
Please use 'Server Assigned' if it's available as an option on your system, otherwise use the following:
203.109.252.42 (primary)
203.109.252.43 (secondary

Speedy Gonzales
27-10-2005, 03:18 PM
Where to set this?

Domain Name Server (DNS)
Please use 'Server Assigned' if it's available as an option on your system, otherwise use the following:
203.109.252.42 (primary)
203.109.252.43 (secondary

Those ips arent for the news server. Theyre not usually needed for XP, but are for some previous versions of Windows to get onto the net.

The above ips are entered under the dialup, or on a LAN / Network card / properties. The above ip addresses are also Ihug's email server ip addresses.

ahd8888
27-10-2005, 03:47 PM
:groan:

Safari
27-10-2005, 04:12 PM
Where to set this?

Domain Name Server (DNS)
Please use 'Server Assigned' if it's available as an option on your system, otherwise use the following:
203.109.252.42 (primary)
203.109.252.43 (secondary

That link was for the Ihug news servers.
Scroll down to see them

ahd8888
27-10-2005, 04:23 PM
I just installed Free Agent Newsreader. It is just the same result. only one newsgroup from the server. Why? why?

ahd8888
27-10-2005, 05:11 PM
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ahd8888
01-11-2005, 02:52 PM
The answer (instead of solution) to the Newsgroups problem from Ihug Help Desk :

"Thanks for your email.

We have decided to terminate all binary news groups because alot of them was used for spamming and spreading porn and viruses. I apologise if this action has cause any inconvience to you.

I can assure you that there are still text based news groups that is still available such as news.akl.ihug.co.nz

Please give us a call if you require further assistance."
:groan: Game over!!

ahd8888
02-11-2005, 04:34 PM
Sorry for confused u people here.

I did nothing but my newsgroups are back again. I think Ihug is playing trick on me.