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ddurant

join:2001-08-24
Marlborough, MA

Can't get to usenet?

I can't seem to get to USENET newsgroups on speakeasy. I'm connecting from a speakeasy.net IP address, I followed the instructions at »www.speakeasy.net/support/other/ ··· News.php , tried authenticated vs not, secure vs not and everything else I can think of but it still doesn't work.

Following their directions, I get: 480 authentication required.

If I add login info for authentication, it just keeps prompting me for my username & password.

Am I being thick here and missing something simple or does this just not work very well?


nixen
Rockin' the Boxen
Premium
join:2002-10-04
Alexandria, VA
said by ddurant:

I can't seem to get to USENET newsgroups on speakeasy. I'm connecting from a speakeasy.net IP address, I followed the instructions at »www.speakeasy.net/support/other/ ··· News.php , tried authenticated vs not, secure vs not and everything else I can think of but it still doesn't work.

Following their directions, I get: 480 authentication required.

If I add login info for authentication, it just keeps prompting me for my username & password.

Am I being thick here and missing something simple or does this just not work very well?
Normally works fine. Are you using the userid in the form of "USERID@speakeasy.net" and using your SpeakEasy login password?

-tom
--
"Some people have morals, standards and ideals about quality, but I'm an American: I couldn't care less." --Tony Pierce (paraphrased)

ddurant

join:2001-08-24
Marlborough, MA

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reply to ddurant
I've tried logging in both with just my speakeasy account name and with it followed by @speakeasy.net.

Their docs don't say anything about logging in. Do you have to log in from the speakeasy IP?

edit: The FAQ here at DSLR says to use user@speakeasy.net but the help page at www.speakeasy.net doesn't. Just FYI to Adam.


nixen
Rockin' the Boxen
Premium
join:2002-10-04
Alexandria, VA
nope. The username@speakeasy.net allows you to log in from anywhere in the world (that isn't filtering the port).

-tom

ddurant

join:2001-08-24
Marlborough, MA
reply to ddurant
Figured it out.. At speakeasy.net, Manage/Add Services -> Manage Email/Passwords, there's a "Change News Password" option. I reset this password and things now seem to work.

I don't think I've ever changed this before. If it doesn't default to the account password it probably should, IMO.


nixen
Rockin' the Boxen
Premium
join:2002-10-04
Alexandria, VA
said by ddurant:

Figured it out.. At speakeasy.net, Manage/Add Services -> Manage Email/Passwords, there's a "Change News Password" option. I reset this password and things now seem to work.

I don't think I've ever changed this before. If it doesn't default to the account password it probably should, IMO.
Why should it? I know that with my account, I get like three news accounts. If I were giving those accounts to roommates, or whatever, why would I want them to know what the main account management password was??

-tom
--
"Some people have morals, standards and ideals about quality, but I'm an American: I couldn't care less." --Tony Pierce (paraphrased)

ddurant

join:2001-08-24
Marlborough, MA
Fair enough but it should probably go into the FAQ or at the speakeasy.net knowledge base.

The "how to set up news" article (»www.speakeasy.net/support/other/ ··· News.php) implies that you don't have to give login info if you're connecting through a speakeasy dialup/DSL line - at least with me, that's just plain wrong. Nowhere in that article does it even mention a separate news password. The FAQ here at DSLR doesn't mention it either.


nixen
Rockin' the Boxen
Premium
join:2002-10-04
Alexandria, VA
I've always had to use authentication, no matter whether sitting on my line at home or roaming outside my network. Good likelihood the document's simply very dated.

-tom
--
"Some people have morals, standards and ideals about quality, but I'm an American: I couldn't care less." --Tony Pierce (paraphrased)