Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Snoochems, May 13, 2011.
It's terabyte Tuesday over at newsgroup direct with 1TB for $40.
What is the best way to procure invites these days?
Ask for one I guess
but based on experiences here it seems they are?
There's a Consolidated Invite Request Thread here on OCAU, can try there first, otherwise it's really word of mouth through other forums or IRC etc.
Does anyone know of Usenet providers that do UFC/WWE and maybe other sports ?
I find you either have to do a 'codeword' search including NFO for most stuff or just bite the bullet and use unkieT.
Dumb question perhaps, but can I get away with not paying any subscription fees?
To indexers, yes. There are a number of free indexers of various quality, and a number of private sites will have free accounts, normally allowing up to 5 api hits/downloads per day.
Providers... not really. You'll only not have to pay, if your ISP still does a news service with binaries. Internode was the last major one to offer this, but it's probably been stopped by now. (I don't know for sure, it's not my ISP).
XS Usenet offer a free services, but it is limited to 1mbit/s, 2 concurrent connections, and 10 days retention. It would be ok if all you're doing is downloading a couple of shows a day on the date of release. The 10 day retention limits means you wouldn't be able to get anything more than 10 days old.
It's still going, although they don't advertise it. In fact, you can also connect if you are via iiNet (and I do!)
My settings are:
You need to be connecting from a iiNet/Internode IP range, so doing it on your laptop/phone whilst out of home isn't going to work.
I've never tested to see if there is a SSL connection?
These guys are awesome, they had a deal a while ago for $30/yr which I snapped up. Shame they haven't run a deal like that since. I still use the free one though, alright for new stuff.
Thanks for that. I missed that from my node service and when I signed up with iinet, I got a paid provider which I will now close. So thank you
Still up and running, but not advertised anymore by Internode.
Sweet deal...VPN included
For anyone who is interested, Usenetserver run their VPNs through IPVanish.
That's who I was originally looking at signing up with for VPN (ipvanish) purely because they have Aussie servers and the good reviews was the icing on the cake
Latest Torrent Freak assessment of VPN providers:
I use Usenetserver and i just setup the VPN over the weekend.
Using the Sydney exit point it maxes out my connection (1.4MB/s) easily.
Also ran some tests and is great for anonymity
so an SSL connection is not enough?
I find that they tend to max out at 4-6MB/s, and can get a little congested sometimes in the evening. Having said that it doesn't impact me as I'm generally only browsing during those times.
With an SSL connection anyone monitoring traffic still knows you're connecting to a usenet server. Some people prefer full anonymity, while others are happy just to prevent people from knowing what they're downloading from the server. Also if you're going via a indexer that doesn't use SSL, then someone sniffing your traffic will be able to tell what you're likely to be downloading.