I'm trying to use leafnode to access my university's nntphost, which
requires authentication. It appears to connect okay, but it doesn't
ever fetch any articles:
[root@skinny /var/spool/news/interesting.groups] # fetchnews -vvv
1.9.9: verbosity level is 3
Trying to connect to news.pair.com ... connected.
Getting new newsgroups from news.pair.com
Disconnected from news.pair.com.
Trying to connect to nntphost.cs.strath.ac.uk ... connected.
Getting new newsgroups from nntphost.cs.strath.ac.uk
Read server info from
comp.unix.shell: considering articles 80403-81561
uk.forsale: considering articles 30251-60240
strath.cs.forsale: considering articles 4-12
pair.future: considering articles 3-221
Bizarrely, nntphost.cs.strath.ac.uk only carries strath.*, not
comp.unix.shell, uk.forsale or pair.future (the latter being a
pair.com-only newsgroup!) and I've got interesting.newsgroups/ files
for many more strath.* newsgroups than strath.cs.forsale, but they're
never mentioned by fetchnews.
The other two news servers I'm using work perfectly well (the pair.com
one requires authentication too), and I can use slrn to directly
access the nntphost.cs.strath.ac.uk one (so my password isn't
incorrect). But I still can't get fetchnews to download articles from
the university server.
Can anyone help me find what I'm doing wrong? What sort of thing
should I be looking for?
alisdair mcdiarmid email@example.com
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