[nycbug-talk] OT: cheap usenet

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Jul 25 18:17:18 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.

big +1 for SDF.  i do not use their nttp services, but for what i do use
them for it's been a lifesaver (i.e. a remote shell on a box i don't
manage ;).


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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