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Re: Connection fails

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Connection fails
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:34:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On 28 Aug 2009 10:58:37 -0500 (Edward M. Reingold) 

>>>>>> "TZ" == Ted Zlatanov <> writes:
TZ> It looks like the connection works.  The last line is a NNTP data
TZ> line.  Now try the same command from inside Gnus, see the
TZ> nntp-open-connection function.  I don't have access to this server so
TZ> I can't check what's blocking you, you'll have to do a bit of
TZ> debugging.  Basically use (debug "step X") statements in the code to

EMR> Perhaps, then, the problem is the (old) stuff in .newsrc.eld:

EMR> (setq gnus-newsrc-alist '(("" 3 ((1
EMR> . 904)) nil "";)
EMR> ("" 3 ((1 . 5237)) nil
EMR> "";) ("" 
EMR> ((1 . 268)) nil "";)
EMR> ("" 3 ((1 . 327)) nil
EMR> "";) 
EMR> 3 ((1 . 2547)) nil "";)
EMR> ("" 3 ((1 . 33)) nil
EMR> "";)

EMR> The Illinois server recently changed to one requiring a secure connection; 
EMR> that "nntp" part now wrong?

Not there, but you have to change the NNTP server's definition to deal
with the secure connection.  The newsrc file has the logical server
name, while the real address, port, etc. are defined elsewhere (in the
newsrc file for external servers and in Lisp for primary/secondary


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