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D - How to access the "new" newsgroup?

reply Earl Purple <earlpurple gmail.com> writes:
The attempt to access the internet site:

http://www.digitalmars.com/pnews/indexing.php?
server=news.digitalmars.com&group=digitalmars.D

encountered a problem. Please retry the connection by clicking on
the Refresh button in the browser. If this does not solve the
problem, shutdown the browser, restart it, and try the website
again. If the problem continues, please open a support ticket with
the local help desk. To expedite the troubleshoo ting of the
problem, include the debug information displayed below in the
ticket.
Can't seem to access it from a browser. Have no problems getting
into here. And before you ask me to start getting any newsreaders,
this is from a work account, I have to use what's available to me,
i.e. IE.

Now how am I supposed to convince them here to let me program the
next project in D if I can't even get to the support pages when I
need them?

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Debug Information
Error: "Internet Access Failed"
URL: "http://www.digitalmars.com/pnews/indexing.php?
server=news.digitalmars.com&group=digitalmars.D"
Client: "10.249.145.114"
Protocol: "HTTP"
Time Stamp: "Fri, 06 Oct 2006 08:35:37 GMT"
Detailed Error: "No such file or directory"
Oct 06 2006
next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?QW5kZXJzIEYgQmrDtnJrbHVuZA==?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Earl Purple wrote:

 Now how am I supposed to convince them here to let me program the
 next project in D if I can't even get to the support pages when I
 need them?

Use a newsreader instead... Thunderbird isn't too shabby ? news://news.digitalmars.com/digitalmars.D --anders
Oct 06 2006
prev sibling parent reply Justin C Calvarese <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
Earl Purple wrote:
 The attempt to access the internet site:
 
 http://www.digitalmars.com/pnews/indexing.php?
 server=news.digitalmars.com&group=digitalmars.D
 
 encountered a problem. Please retry the connection by clicking on
 the Refresh button in the browser. If this does not solve the
 problem, shutdown the browser, restart it, and try the website
 again. If the problem continues, please open a support ticket with
 the local help desk. To expedite the troubleshoo ting of the
 problem, include the debug information displayed below in the
 ticket.
 Can't seem to access it from a browser. Have no problems getting
 into here. And before you ask me to start getting any newsreaders,
 this is from a work account, I have to use what's available to me,
 i.e. IE.
 
 Now how am I supposed to convince them here to let me program the
 next project in D if I can't even get to the support pages when I
 need them?

I agree this is a problem. But I don't think Walter recognizes it as a serious problem, so I don't know when it will fixed. There are some workarounds to view posts in the main D newsgroup, but the web interface links should provide this information rather than make a person ask. Firstly, an alternative web interface is available (http://lists.puremagic.com/pipermail/digitalmars-d/). A disadvantage to the puremagic web interface is that it only has posts since February 2006. But this deficiency can be worked around, too, since HTML archives are available that include the older posts (http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/index.html). But the best way is to read the newsgroup in an actual news reader (such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook) to read news://news.digitalmars.com/digitalmars.D. There is more information about the newsgroups at: http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?NewsDmD (I'm cross-posting this message to the main D group, since this is the old D newsgroup and not very many people check it anymore.)
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 Debug Information
 Error: "Internet Access Failed"
 URL: "http://www.digitalmars.com/pnews/indexing.php?
 server=news.digitalmars.com&group=digitalmars.D"
 Client: "10.249.145.114"
 Protocol: "HTTP"
 Time Stamp: "Fri, 06 Oct 2006 08:35:37 GMT"
 Detailed Error: "No such file or directory"

-- jcc7
Oct 07 2006
parent Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Justin C Calvarese wrote:
 I agree this is a problem. But I don't think Walter recognizes it as a 
 serious problem, so I don't know when it will fixed.

I know it's a problem, but it'll take someone who wants to dig into the source code for it to fix it. Jan has posted the bug to the developers of it.
Oct 07 2006