Pipex oddness

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Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot

A month's worth of posts seem to have disappeared, just in this group
though....

Ooer missus.

Si
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

A month's worth of posts seem to have disappeared, just in this group
though....
Not sure what you mean?

I download all the posts on the groups I read - no big deal with broadband
and HD space these days - then set my newsreader to expire them after X
days, read or unread.

Can't see any point in headers only.
 
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Andy Hall

Not sure what you mean?

I download all the posts on the groups I read - no big deal with broadband
and HD space these days - then set my newsreader to expire them after X
days, read or unread.

Can't see any point in headers only.

There is if you are not always in a place with a high speed
connection. Then just downloading headers is pretty useful.
 
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Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot

Dave said:
Not sure what you mean?

I download all the posts on the groups I read - no big deal with
broadband and HD space these days - then set my newsreader to expire
them after X days, read or unread.

Can't see any point in headers only.
If I use news-text-dial.pipex.com, as I have been recently, the last post on
this group is on the 19th July yet all the other groups are up to date, as
was this one yesterday. Using news.dsl.pipex.com or nntp.dsl.pipex.com it's
all there. Odd.

Not a problem, I just won't use the dial one any more. To be honest I hadn't
actually noticed that one was, presumably, for dialup and the other for dsl!

Si
 
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Andy Hall

If I use news-text-dial.pipex.com, as I have been recently, the last post on
this group is on the 19th July yet all the other groups are up to date, as
was this one yesterday. Using news.dsl.pipex.com or nntp.dsl.pipex.com it's
all there. Odd.

Not a problem, I just won't use the dial one any more. To be honest I hadn't
actually noticed that one was, presumably, for dialup and the other for dsl!

Si
It could be that the administrator of the system had to reload
something or some files were lost etc. etc. These things happen

Running a news server is not the highest priority for an ISP.

I had an issue yesterday that they had removed one of my DNS records
from their server and inbound mail stopped working for a while.

Pipex consists of an amalgamation of companies and networks (original
Pipex, GXN, Firstnet, CIX,.....) that still have some of their systems
run by different groups within the company. Thus, it isn't
altogether surprising to find an inconsistency between the servers.

If it bothers you, a good option is to use a service where news is the
prime focus like individual.net. There is a small charge for this,
but the service is consistently good.
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

If I use news-text-dial.pipex.com, as I have been recently, the last
post on this group is on the 19th July yet all the other groups are up
to date, as was this one yesterday. Using news.dsl.pipex.com or
nntp.dsl.pipex.com it's all there. Odd.
Try <news-text.dsl.pipex.com> - that's meant to be the best one - although
you might need others for some groups.
It seems to be getting all the post on here to me, although of course I
can't be certain.
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

There is if you are not always in a place with a high speed
connection. Then just downloading headers is pretty useful.
Suppose if you're on the move. But then I don't own a laptop.
 
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raden

"Mungo said:
A month's worth of posts seem to have disappeared, just in this group
though....
You can have the 8500 of mine which have accumulated while I was away
last week
 

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