My ISP stopped all downloading from Usenet

Winfast / C51gm03
October 11, 2010 at 23:20:15
Specs: Windows XP, 2.009 GHz / 2046 MB
g'day team,

ok my ISP has stopped all downloading from the usenet, i had been using Forte agent 1.93 through their server for this purpose.

can my agent be configured to download from the usenet, can this be done free of charge?

i'm using XP home

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thank you in advance

len


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#1
October 12, 2010 at 05:33:30
If you ISP has blocked Usenet there is not much you can do about it. Regardless of which software you use and which server you uses it still has to go through your ISP.

If you want Usenet back you are going to have to change your ISP.

Stuart


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#2
October 12, 2010 at 11:54:05
thanks stuart,

so even if i used a program like grabit (just one of a few) i still would not be able to use the usenet?

len


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#3
October 12, 2010 at 12:55:43
Depends on how they blocked it.

I'd consider a different ISP or don't use usenet for downloading stolen apps and movies. I doubt anyone uses it for reading news.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
October 12, 2010 at 13:35:23
g'day jefro,

seems to be a general thing that started in the US all to do with stopping porn.

for those of us into gardening, genealogy and getting compuer help etc.,. online the usenet was very user friendly.

thee are other way but it is a user pays, we already pay high prices for the 'net here and providing the usenet was always part of the deal. and of course it will not stop waht they hope to stop those people will simply pay or find other ways. simpler way would be to ban binaries groups, agent is not binaries compatable, that is the outlook express factor viewing binaries.

anyhow looks like agent now no use for agent except as mail client.

any how take care

len


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#5
October 12, 2010 at 20:36:08
I would call and see if they changed their news server.
A few years ago my server was faced with possible lawsuits because
a subscriber had both kids and porn was being downloaded. So they changed news servers thus making the new server liable.

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#6
October 12, 2010 at 22:23:30
maybe these links will explain it better than i can:

http://www.theinternetpatrol.com/al...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-9...

len


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#7
October 13, 2010 at 02:20:13
Seems to be a bit of a knee-jerk reaction there. I assumes from the original post that the ban was on the basis of bandwidth use, but no so.

Banning the whole of Usenet because of a pornography is a bit of overkill. It is not different than banning the whole of the World Wide Web because that is also used for pornography on a much bigger and more easily accessible scale.

As Usenet is primary a text based system is is a relatively simple matter to filter out the alt.binaries and there goes the majority of you pornography. Banning the whole lot is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Stuart


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#8
October 13, 2010 at 11:19:56
g'day stuart,

not just knee jerk here.

the argument is why not just the binaries groups?

agent isn't even binaries compatable.

anyhow take care

my genealogy and garden contacts are all gone on the usenet.

len


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