public news server hosts a public news server, a USENET site that is intentionally kept open for all IP addresses without requiring any kind of authentication both for reading and for posting. In order to avoid mass abuses, every IP address is authorized to post no more than 40 messages per day.

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Currently, service is provided by two different hosts:
This is the main server that everyone should prefer when using this service. It is configured to accept the new incoming user connections on the following ports:
  • 119 (Plain and TLS)
  • 563 (SSL Only)
  • 443 (SSL Only)
  • 22 (SSL Only)
  • 80 (Plain and TLS)
A backup server is also made available to allow customers to use the service even when the main host is overloaded or unreachable. Everyone must keep in mind that this server is considerably slower than the main one. In order to save system resources, it also accepts only two simultaneous connections from each ip address. The two servers have identical article numbers and USENET database content, so if those who need to switch to the backup server and can use port 119 or 563, merely changing the server name in their configuration may suffice.
  • 119 (Plain and TLS)
  • 563 (SSL only)