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mel47



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: error when trying to connect Reply with quote

Hi, Can anyone help me please. I have tried to set up newsleecher, following tutorial. I must have done something wrong...or omitted something as I am gettting an error message reading "unable to connect Error 10061 connection refused".

Any suggestions please???
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Smudge
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That error means NewsLeecher was unable to make any network connections to the server. This is usually an external problem or other software blocking the connection.

Verify with your provider that their servers are not having problems.

Perhaps your server configuration is corrupted. Delete the server entry from the Manager pane and set up the server entry again.

Try connecting with a different Usenet client, Outlook Express for example. This would narrow the problem down to just NewsLeecher or any Usenet traffic to the server.

Sometimes you have to re-authorize the newsleecher.exe application in your firewall after upgrading or else the firewall thinks it has been changed by a virus so it blocks all traffic.
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HomersDK



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had same problem sometimes for the last 2-3 days and now again.
This what i got:
26-01-2007 20:56:02 Unable to connect / authenticate server: Newshosting @ unlimited.newshosting.com (Unable to connect (Error: 10061 - "Connection refused").).

But after changing the port from 7000 to 8000 it works fine and at full speed. Very Happy

Hope it helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Connection refused means the news server is not accepting connections. That is a NewsHosting problem. The NewsHosting authentication servers may be having issues, but you'll have to check with their support staff.

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HomersDK



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

techfuzz wrote:
Connection refused means the news server is not accepting connections. That is a NewsHosting problem. The NewsHosting authentication servers may be having issues, but you'll have to check with their support staff.

techfuzz


Ok probably, but when I had port 7000 in newsleecher i got those connection problems and when it managed to connect the speed was going up and down at about 50-90% of my speed.
Just after i changed to port 8000, no problems to connect and i get full download speed all time 100%

So changing port seems to help when newshosting have some problems.

Bye
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the point of the different ports is for alternate routes. The route that it was taking to access port 7000 was obviously having problems.

Personally, I have 4 server configurations to Newshosting ports 119, 7000, 8000, 9000 with 2 connections on each. This way if there is a routing issue on the net causing a problem, it would only stop 2 connections instead of all 8.
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