as for the password security question. nntp sends userid/passwds in clear text so no, your password is not secure.
the password is stored in the newssync-grouplist.txt file, so it is as secure as say, phpbb or phpmysql in that respect...
for various newsgroups I use http://news.cis.dfn.de/ as my newsserver.
You have to request a user/id and password and they will approve and assign you one. The passwd is not secure but at least is is not your ISP password.
hope this helps.
iRuben wrote:wineknow wrote:iRuben wrote:...I constantly get an Error sending message: 500 What?...
this is odd, can you PM me the /CHECKCONFIG results as well as the pertiant log information. This was the least amount and complicated code in the whole program...Can you send messages to that newsserver via news client?
Thank for wanting to help, but it's already solved. Don't know exactly what was wrong (yes, I WAS able to post using a "normal" news client), but I solved it using a "official" newsserver with a username/password. My own provider wouldn't allow this (I need to be on their cable connection and the provider's server isn't), but I use my girlfriends ADSL provider, she has a dial-in account there as well, so they accept connections from anywhere as long as your provide a username/password.
My only concern now is; how safe is the username/password info in the config file that is now on my providers server?