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01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
In addition to this forum, I try (emphasis on 'try') to follow comp.sys.ibm.as400.misc. Since I am behind a firewall which doesn't allow the use of a news reader, I use deja.com to accomplish this. Does anyone know of another site to read newsgroups via HTML? Thanks, Steve
11-27-2000, 09:14 AM
You can access newsgroups via the browser. Simply use news followed by a colon, and do not use the "//". Try it at news:comp.sys.ibm.as400.misc While we're on the subject, , , ,On my wish list is a newsreader for 5250land. Since almost all newsgroups are text based, I don't know why a Newsgroup reader is not added to TCP/IP utilities. I don't believe it is more complex than a TELNET client to build....? Dave
11-27-2000, 10:51 AM
David, I think this will only work if you can connect to an actual news server, via an ISP or a "public" news server. I have tried links to public servers before (e.g. news.cti.gr) but have never had much luck. Terry
11-27-2000, 11:15 AM
"Since I am behind a firewall which doesn't allow the use of a news reader" Maybe I should have phrased the problem as "since I'm behind a firewall which prohibits outgoing traffic on port 119 (which is the "news" port), is there a website other than deja.com that allows review of newsgroups?" Thanks, Steve
11-27-2000, 11:31 AM
That being the case, it won't matter. You will not be able to read any newsgroup. Dave
11-27-2000, 11:54 AM
"I use deja.com to accomplish this" Is there some other website besides deja.com that will let me read newsgroups? Thanks, Steve
11-27-2000, 01:19 PM
Steve, Yes there are many. The number is reduced by a couple if you want the ability to reply to posts. I believe MailAndNews.com might fit the bill. I looked for this once and just used MetaCrawler.com to do a web search for News Reader (or something like that). Bill
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