From: OhioGuy on
Anybody know of a good public NNTP Usenet server that allows posting? I'm
currently using aoie.org, and it is often down for 3 or more days at a time.


From: Paul on
"OhioGuy" <none(a)none.net> wrote in news:eugl9b$qtn$1(a)aioe.org:

> Anybody know of a good public NNTP Usenet server that allows
> posting? I'm
> currently using aoie.org, and it is often down for 3 or more
> days at a time.

Read through the free news servers group if you haven't yet.
From: Dave on

"OhioGuy" <none(a)none.net> wrote in message news:eugl9b$qtn$1(a)aioe.org...
> Anybody know of a good public NNTP Usenet server that allows posting?
> I'm currently using aoie.org, and it is often down for 3 or more days at a
> time.
>

www.readfreenews.net

but, it is prone to being down for long periods of time, also

From: Zuke on
On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Paul wrote:

> "OhioGuy" <none(a)none.net> wrote in news:eugl9b$qtn$1(a)aioe.org:
>
>> Anybody know of a good public NNTP Usenet server that allows
>> posting? I'm
>> currently using aoie.org, and it is often down for 3 or more
>> days at a time.
>
> Read through the free news servers group if you haven't yet.
>

I echo that. None of them seem to work for very long. Seems like
I have to go looking for a new one every six months or so.

From: Michael Black on
Zuke (me(a)privacy.net) writes:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Paul wrote:
>
>> "OhioGuy" <none(a)none.net> wrote in news:eugl9b$qtn$1(a)aioe.org:
>>
>>> Anybody know of a good public NNTP Usenet server that allows
>>> posting? I'm
>>> currently using aoie.org, and it is often down for 3 or more
>>> days at a time.
>>
>> Read through the free news servers group if you haven't yet.
>>
>
> I echo that. None of them seem to work for very long. Seems like
> I have to go looking for a new one every six months or so.
>
That's what happens when you are cheap.

They use up resources, but the person or people running them aren't
getting income. So they have to pay not only for the hardware, but
for the feed. The more people that use any given newsserver, the more
the cost goes up. A free newsserver may be fine in obscurity with a
relative handful of users, but once that news travels, they get
swamped and can't live up to the demand.

You can go back a decade and that's generally what happens with
outright "free" services on the internet. The quotes are there
because they aren't free to run, someone has to pay. If they
don't get income from something, be it ads or some other service
that they can charge for, then it's out of pocket money, and
that eventually runs out or loses its appeal.

Now if you were frugal, the issue would be not of "what's free"
but "what's a decent newsserver that also has a reasonable cost".

Other frugal suggestions might be to change your ISP, to one
that provides good service, good price, and a good newsserver.

Michael