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usenetuser

@gapublicweb.net

Anyone else having weirdness with usenet?

I have 2 or three usenet providers that I switch between (mostly to get back posts on some that others don't carry).

Over the last 6-8 months or so, I've begun to have issues with Covad's service ONLY when I'm doing heavy Usenet traffic (downloading a TV show, large messages, or grabbing a lot of headers from one new group). If I'm doing this, Covad cuts off briefly (for about 5-10 seconds) and then comes back.

However, if I VPN somewhere else and do the same traffic via a VPN connection, it doesn't ever cut off.

I'm wondering if anyone else is seeing the same thing, or if I'm just lucky.


NOCAlert

@covad.net
What Covad.net usenet server are you using when this happens?


usenetuser

@gapublicweb.net
reply to usenetuser
This isn't a Covad server. It's other Usenet servers. And it's not a disconnection with the Usenet servers, it's a complete disconnection of my DSL line.

I have no other disconnections ever. And it only seems to happen when I'm hitting a usenet server via my Covad service directly (if I VPN somewhere else, it never happens).