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digitalmars.D - News server load becoming more and more an issue

reply "filgood" <fil somewhere.net> writes:
Hi,

Not sure who looks after the news server that hosts the relevant 
D newsgroups, but over the last few weeks, the amount of "high 
load" messages has been increasing at a steady rate, to an extend 
that it is becoming a real nuisance to read the newsgroups via a 
classic newsreader like thunderbird (hence using the web forum 
interface for this message).

Can someone please change the settings on the news server to 
solve this (or move to another server) ?

Many thanks,

fil
May 17 2012
next sibling parent reply "Paulo Pinto" <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
On Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 08:54:16 UTC, filgood wrote:
 Hi,

 Not sure who looks after the news server that hosts the 
 relevant D newsgroups, but over the last few weeks, the amount 
 of "high load" messages has been increasing at a steady rate, 
 to an extend that it is becoming a real nuisance to read the 
 newsgroups via a classic newsreader like thunderbird (hence 
 using the web forum interface for this message).

 Can someone please change the settings on the news server to 
 solve this (or move to another server) ?

 Many thanks,

 fil

There was a post from Andrei saying that they were looking into it, but I feel your pain. Somehow the web interface appears to be more resilient to the post failures, but my Thunderbird and Windows Live Email keep complaining all the time. :( Which is somehow ironic, since I prefer native applications to web based ones.
May 17 2012
next sibling parent reply filgood <filgood somewhere.com> writes:
I prefer to use native apps like Paulo.

Andrei, any news regarding the news server?


Thx, fil


On 17/05/2012 10:17, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 What about a new group on:
 https://groups.google.com/


 On Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 09:01:12 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
 On Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 08:54:16 UTC, filgood wrote:
 Hi,

 Not sure who looks after the news server that hosts the relevant D
 newsgroups, but over the last few weeks, the amount of "high load"
 messages has been increasing at a steady rate, to an extend that it
 is becoming a real nuisance to read the newsgroups via a classic
 newsreader like thunderbird (hence using the web forum interface for
 this message).

 Can someone please change the settings on the news server to solve
 this (or move to another server) ?

 Many thanks,

 fil

There was a post from Andrei saying that they were looking into it, but I feel your pain. Somehow the web interface appears to be more resilient to the post failures, but my Thunderbird and Windows Live Email keep complaining all the time. :( Which is somehow ironic, since I prefer native applications to web based ones.


May 17 2012
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 5/17/12 5:58 AM, filgood wrote:
 Andrei, any news regarding the news server?

Things are moving, but to be honest they're moving a lot slower than I'd like. Andrei
May 17 2012
parent Manfred Nowak <svv1999 hotmail.com> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:

 Things are moving

Is the server using the last version of INN at all? -manfred
May 17 2012
prev sibling parent reply "Nick Sabalausky" <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
"Andrea Fontana" <nospam example.com> wrote in message 
news:fauqirfsbdadgijxgpto forum.dlang.org...
 What about a new group on:
 https://groups.google.com/

God no. Google groups is a putrid turd.
May 17 2012
parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Alex_R=F8nne_Petersen?= <xtzgzorex gmail.com> writes:
On 17-05-2012 23:41, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 "Andrea Fontana"<nospam example.com>  wrote in message
 news:fauqirfsbdadgijxgpto forum.dlang.org...
 What about a new group on:
 https://groups.google.com/

God no. Google groups is a putrid turd.

Just use emails, rather than the web interface. ;) But really, we just need the NG server to be fixed. Nothin' wrong with good ol' NNTP. -- - Alex
May 17 2012
parent "Nick Sabalausky" <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
"Alex Rønne Petersen" <xtzgzorex gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:jp3s77$2l19$1 digitalmars.com...
 On 17-05-2012 23:41, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 "Andrea Fontana"<nospam example.com>  wrote in message
 news:fauqirfsbdadgijxgpto forum.dlang.org...
 What about a new group on:
 https://groups.google.com/

God no. Google groups is a putrid turd.

Just use emails, rather than the web interface. ;)

That won't work for browsing archives.
 But really, we just need the NG server to be fixed. Nothin' wrong with 
 good ol' NNTP.

Yup!
May 18 2012
prev sibling parent "Andrea Fontana" <nospam example.com> writes:
What about a new group on:
https://groups.google.com/


On Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 09:01:12 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
 On Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 08:54:16 UTC, filgood wrote:
 Hi,

 Not sure who looks after the news server that hosts the 
 relevant D newsgroups, but over the last few weeks, the amount 
 of "high load" messages has been increasing at a steady rate, 
 to an extend that it is becoming a real nuisance to read the 
 newsgroups via a classic newsreader like thunderbird (hence 
 using the web forum interface for this message).

 Can someone please change the settings on the news server to 
 solve this (or move to another server) ?

 Many thanks,

 fil

There was a post from Andrei saying that they were looking into it, but I feel your pain. Somehow the web interface appears to be more resilient to the post failures, but my Thunderbird and Windows Live Email keep complaining all the time. :( Which is somehow ironic, since I prefer native applications to web based ones.

May 17 2012