Re: slrnpull won't work on Mindspring.com
Subject: Re: slrnpull won't work on Mindspring.com
Date: Mon, Apr 19, 1999 at 02:35:39PM -0400
In reply to:Mitch Blevins
Quoting Mitch Blevins(firstname.lastname@example.org):
> In foo.debian-user, you wrote:
> > I am trying out a new ISP and have run into a problem I have not seen
> > before. I wonder if anyone else might have run into this?
> > [snip problem]
> Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. (I feel your pain)
> I cannot list newsgroups by wildcards in slrn using Mindspring. I think
> they've got something funky with their news setup.
Thanks Mitch. :-( I feel better(!?)
Support told me, last night, that it must be my software as their
server ' didn't send out any error codes'. Finally today I have found
a tech that altho he does not know Linux, he does know more about
their setup. We are working on the problem now.
It seem that the error is:
"480 is an authentication error. Make sure that they are
authenticating into the server."
This makes me wonder if slrnpull uses the password in the .slrnrc
I will post a question to John Davis on the newsreader newsgroup about
If we find an answer I will let you know. I would like to switch to
mindspring because of faster connects but a loss of slrnpull
capabilities would not be worth it, to me.
A programming language that is sort of like Pascal except more like assembly
except that it isn't very much like either one, or anything else. It is either
the best language available to the art today, or it isn't.
-- Ray Simard
Wayne T. Topa <email@example.com>