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Another ISP gives up USENET
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roy
2017-05-05 17:00:02 UTC
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South Valley Internet (garlic.com) terminated their USENET service this
past week. They weren't running their own servers but were buying the
service.

Unfortunately not all the users were notified and calls to the
uninformed tech support people were pretty useless.

I switched to freenews.netfront.net
Otto Pylot
2017-05-06 19:23:08 UTC
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Post by roy
South Valley Internet (garlic.com) terminated their USENET service this
past week. They weren't running their own servers but were buying the
service.
Unfortunately not all the users were notified and calls to the
uninformed tech support people were pretty useless.
I switched to freenews.netfront.net
Yep. I finally signed-up with Supernews once Sonic let it and
sonic.news die a slow death.
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Mike Hunt
2017-05-07 15:14:29 UTC
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Post by roy
South Valley Internet (garlic.com) terminated their USENET service this
past week. They weren't running their own servers but were buying the
service.
Unfortunately not all the users were notified and calls to the
uninformed tech support people were pretty useless.
I switched to freenews.netfront.net
Yep. I finally signed-up with Supernews once Sonic let it and
sonic.news die a slow death.
That was one of the reasons I left sonic (moved to dslextreme)...
Julian Macassey
2017-05-07 23:43:39 UTC
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That was one of the reasons I left sonic (moved to dslextreme)...
I was using dslextreme then they changed the feed somehow
and it stopped working with slrn. dslextreme claimed it was my
fault, so I moved my feed to eternal september.
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Mike Hunt
2017-05-19 05:47:06 UTC
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That was one of the reasons I left sonic (moved to dslextreme)...
I was using dslextreme then they changed the feed somehow
and it stopped working with slrn. dslextreme claimed it was my
fault, so I moved my feed to eternal september.
I've always used slrn with dslextreme's feed - never noticed an issue
Julian Macassey
2017-05-19 08:19:12 UTC
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That was one of the reasons I left sonic (moved to dslextreme)...
I was using dslextreme then they changed the feed somehow
and it stopped working with slrn. dslextreme claimed it was my
fault, so I moved my feed to eternal september.
I've always used slrn with dslextreme's feed - never noticed an issue
Looking at your headers, I see we run the same version of slrn

User-Agent: slrn/0.9.9p1 (Linux)
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Organization: DSL Extreme

What is different is your Organization line says: DSL
Extreme. Mine never did and that may be the difference.

But I can say the DSL Extreme technical help was abyssmal.
Sonic were more on the ball.
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