From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3+) Gecko/20010806 BuildID: 2001080608 I need to log into my newsgroup server, but there seems to be no way to specify this. When I try to collect the list of newsgroups, instead of asking for my logon id, it tells me that only members can log on. PAN couldn't handle this either, so it's likely a firewall problem. But there is no diagnostic except: it failed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.select newsgroup 2.Attempt to download a list of new groups 3.
Earthlink is very strict; you have to physically be on the network when you attempt to use newsgroups (same with SMTP also, it will check your IP address/hostname). Can you please tell us the exact error message you get? In response to: "instead of asking for my logon id, it tells me that only members can log on", that seems logical, since you mentioned you are behind a firewall, and therefore, it's not recognizing your IP block as valid. Earthlink has very agressive anti-spam measures.
re-assigning over back to networking-news, resetting defaults.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
QA Contact: nbaca → stephend
The error message received was: A News (NNTP) error occurred: Permission Denied - Earthlink News service is restricted to EarthLink Member Networks --newssupport@EarthLink.Net (Typhoon v1.2.4) I don't doubt that this is a firewall problem (it seems to be), but it's not obvious to me how to tell whether or not this is something that I can do something about. (I had been able to connect until a recent change was made, and I don't know what the change was. [The happenstance that this corresponded to my reinstalling Linux further confused things. Naturally that's when it would happen.])
Mozilla here is just returning the server's failure message, Seth, isn't this all we can do at this level, since Earthlink is blocking him because of not finding the IP block?
from the comments, I don't see the bug. all we can do is put up the alert the server gives us. what do 4.x or other news readers do?
I used to dialup using Earthlink. All did the same thing (Outlook Express, NS 4.7x, etc.) They always threw up the server-specified (originating from Earthlink) message...
thanks for seeing what the other newsreaders did. invalid.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Just FYI, here's Outlook Express 6's error message: 502 Permission Denied - EarthLink News service is restricted to EarthLink Member Networks --newssupport@EarthLink.Net (Typhoon v1.2.4) Configuration: Account: news.earthlink.net Server: news.earthlink.net User name: stephendonner Protocol: NNTP Port: 119 Secure(SSL): 0 Error Number: 502 Code: 800ccca0 So, we're exactly the same as Outlook Express (meaning we truly return the server error only, which is AFAIKT the right thing to do). Verified INVALID, sorry Earthlink is so strict.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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