[nycbug-talk] OT: cheap usenet

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 18:08:26 EDT 2007

On 7/25/07, N.J. Thomas <njt at ayvali.org> wrote:
> I canceled my old university account some time back and along with that
> went my last access to a proper Usenet server.
> I have a great provider here in NYC providing me with shell access,
> email, web hosting, etc. for a great price, but they don't provide any
> newsfeeds.
> Can someone recommend a service/site that provides Usenet access?
> My requirements:
>     - cheap: I don't mind paying monthly/yearly charges, but I don't
>       want to pay an arm and a leg for what is more or less
>       non-essential for me
>     - groups: no alt.binaries.* needed, I only read rec.humor.funny and
>       the comp.* groups.
>     - access: I must be able to access it via FreeBSD/slrn -- I don't
>       want to jump through any proprietary-OS authentication schemes.
> I've heard good things about Giganews, but I think they market
> themselves towards people who want to download binaries and their
> pricing plans reflect that. Their cheapest plan (Bronze) is $8 per
> month. This is what I am thinking of going with.
> Usenet.com offers a $4.95/month service, which sounds about right, but I
> only found them through a web search -- I've not heard anything about
> them yet.
> Any advice appreciated.

I use lonestar.org, http://sdf.lonestar.org/index.cgi  can not beat the price.

> Thomas
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