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ac427
Beginner
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BT Openworld NNTP News Server Authentication ?

I know that the BT NNTP server is supposed not to want authentication, if you are a BT Openworld customer.  I am a  Unlimited Broadband customer.

 

Forte Agent gives me a '480 Authentication required' error when i input news.btopenworld.com. and click test connection.

 

Is there any way i can test the connection from the command line?

 

What login / password is required ?

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gt94sss2
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Re: BT Openworld NNTP News Server Authentication ?

BT stopped their own usenet service several years ago.

 

If you just want text groups there are some free services whih are available such as https://www.eternal-september.org/

ac427
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Re: BT Openworld NNTP News Server Authentication ?

Thanks, Do you know of a fast news server ?

Are Supernews and Giganews still favourites?
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licquorice
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Re: BT Openworld NNTP News Server Authentication ?

Fast?

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