Free NNTP (was Re: how to stop google from messing Python code)

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Sat Jan 22 04:25:47 CET 2005

Paul Boddie schreef:

> JanC wrote:
>> Aahz schreef:
>>> You also have access to the free netnews server
>> That address is now for DFN internal use only.
>> Their public service moved to <>.
> To me, that seems to be the general problem with public NNTP services
> - you have to play a game of following them around the net.

The "" address has worked for 1 year after they 
announced this change.  DFN stands for the "German Science and Research 
Network" and is a government funded organisation, and they wanted/needed 
separate servers for public and member usage, so they had to find a new 
name for their public service: "".


"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
RFC 1958 - Architectural Principles of the Internet - section 3.9

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