Does nntp.aioe.org not require a login to post?
Hi Eli the Bearded,
Yes. You are correct. I use no-login apps for privacy, where, even on
Android and Windows, I ensure there is almost never any login to any server
ever in order to get the app to work (e.g., neither Windows nor and Android
phone requires a login to a server to be effective, but iOS does).
A more detailed answer to your question is that there are a handful of
purposefully free news servers which do not require a login/password to
post, such as aioe, mixmin, netfront, neodome, etc., which assists you in
your privacy (especially when on VPN & when using Stunnel or encryption).
Other purposefully free news servers publicize a default login/password
(e.g., guest/guest), where you can find out about all the purposefully free
news servers and their login credentials on the cc'd news group a.f.n:
With VPN, you get added privacy, where thousands of free openvpn config
files are available which we've discussed at length on the Linux & Windows
newsgroups many times in the past <http://tinyurl.com/alt-os-linux>:
o For example, <http://vpngate.net>
And, with telnet, you get added control over your time zone stamp,
newsreader line, etc., where I use the telnet scripts that Marek Novotny
kindly wrote up for us years ago, which make use of dictionary-style
lookups for the headers and for the newsservers, etc.
Or is it whitelisting by some other metric? (The newsserver I
use white lists by IP address and requires a password for outside
No. Any IP address (practically) can post to the purposefully free news
servers which I've tested since I have over six thousand free VPN servers
to choose from (see long threads on this topic in alt.os.linux).
Each news server admin does control spam though, so, while it has never
happened to me, they do block people, manually, when they spam or when they
In addition, each purposefully free news server uses various algorithms to
control spam (e.g., aioe doesn't allow more than three crossposted
newsgroups, as I recall).
But anyone can post to them, where I have a thread on all of the free news
servers and their login credentials on
Bear in mind that newsgroup is filled with trolls though, so, you have to
wade through the childish crap - where at least most people there are
pretty good with NNTP protocol (so just ignore the childish trolls).
Post by Arlen Holder
The advantage of WSL inside of Windows is you get nice Linux tools that
operate on the Windows files (e.g., locate, grep, sed, awk, ls, etc.).
The advantage of Linux is you get nice Unix tools that operate without
paying for Unix licensing (e.g., find, grep, sed, awk, ls, etc.).
Don't get me wrong; I love Linux (I cut my teeth on the DEC & on the PDP 11
before Masscomp, SunOS and Solaris and then Centos/Redhat before Ubuntu).
Linux is great, where I have _plenty_ of tutorials on dual booting Linux
with Windows, since Linux gives you special privileges, such as being able
to turn an iOS device into a read/write device for free:
o How to read/write access iOS file systems on Ubuntu/Windows over USB cable
The beauty of dual boot Windows & Linux is that the Linux gives you
complete access to the entire visible iOS file system _and_ Windows, at the
same time (yes, simultaneously!), where you can't get that with Windows or
the Mac alone (AFAIK).
o Simultaneously slide Windows Linux iOS Android files back and forth over USB at 7GB per minute speeds using 100% native devices (no proprietary software needed)
In fact, I strive to make _all_ the operating systems access files from
each other, including iOS which is the most brain dead of them all, IMHO:
o How do we most easily set up a freeware network of Windows + Linux + iOS + Android file systems
While a dual boot Linux is preferable to a straight linux because it
accesses the Windows and Linux file systems simultaneously, and while VMs
and emulation and porting of Linux commands to Windows has been around
forever, I prefer, lately, the huge advantage of adding WSL to Windows.
It only takes about five minutes, and it allows me to run Linux commands
directly on the Windows file system without needing to bother to reboot.
o Tutorial for setting up Ubuntu as a Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL in Windows 10
However, dual booting Windows & Linux isn't without its pitfalls. :)
o How to reset dual boot Linux:Win GRUB after "inaccessible boot device"
o Proactive setup instructions for dual boot with Windows & Ubuntu via Grub using legacy keyboards
o Why doesn't Ubuntu 18.04 ask to install next to Windows 10 Pro single HDD as a dual boot?
To more fully answer your question, notice in the last three cites above,
dual booting to Linux with Windows isn't always a cakewalk (although
usually it is); which is why I _love_ that it only takes minutes to add
Ubuntu to Windows as a windows subsystem for linux (WSL).
In short, it was easier to run the telnet suggestions in wsl than it would
have been to boot to Linux to run the exact same commands. :)
Usenet is valuable when everyone us purposefully helpful & polite.