[clug-talk] usenet provider
dtcrsby at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 07:57:49 PDT 2010
I didn't even /know/ Telus had Usenet. Moving to Shaw Monday, though -
I'll let you know how well that works.
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Gustin Johnson <gustin at meganerd.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Mark Carlson <carlsonmark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:07 PM, Alastair Preston <aprestn5 at telus.net> wrote:
>>> As you may or may not know, Telus has dropped their news.telus.com server and
>>> will no longer be offering usenet access. Can anyone recommend an alternate
>>> Al Preston
>> Depends on what you need...
>> - Price range
>> - Binary retention
>> - Text retention
>> - Speed / reliability
>> - SSL
>> I use Giganews and am quite impressed with everything except the price
>> (which I don't find unreasonable, but YMMV.)
> I also use Giganews. Not the cheapest but they work reliably and are
> very fast. Their top package also offers VPN access for when you are
> out and about using insecure APs. It is also pretty handy for
> watching Hulu since the endpoint is in the US. Of course if SSL and
> VPN do not matter to you, there are probably providers better suited
> for you.
> I have friends who are reasonably happy with news demon
>> Many Usenet providers try to undercut Giganews' price, and you can
>> sometimes find really good deals.
> Like any other hosted service, you get what you pay for.
>> If it's free text groups you're after... there's always Google Groups (shudder.)
> I think there are still some free servers for text only content. YMMV.
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