LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
stf92
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Buenos Aires.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,046

Rep: Reputation: 45
usenet.nl: a question.


Hi: when you register in Usenet, they send you a .exe file. The registration process begins when executing this file. Is it possible that it is only intended for Windows users?
 
Old 03-07-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
stf92
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Buenos Aires.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,046

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
I got the answer directly from them:
Quote:
1.4 Can I use the Usenet.nl software with Linux?
No.
But as our product only provides the access to the usenet, you may use every other newsreader. Change the servername in the set up of your newsreader to news1.usenet.nl, use port 119 or 443 and enter the access information for the Usenet.nl-client (unf-xxxxxxx@usenet.nl).
About the meaning of those words, I don't even know what a newsreader is!
 
Old 03-07-2014, 03:58 PM   #3
Habitual
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: Slack14_64_Multilib
Posts: 3,061
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740Reputation: 740
Setup Thunderbird As Usenet Newsreader ?
 
Old 03-07-2014, 05:15 PM   #4
stf92
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Buenos Aires.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,046

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Thanks. I could do it through Windows. Unbelievably, they did not ask for a credit card! Up to that time, every try I did ended up in a credit card number or paypal request.
 
Old 03-08-2014, 12:34 AM   #5
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,663

Rep: Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682Reputation: 1682
it is that windows exe file. what provider is this for the dutch language usenet
( from the other post on this it sounded rather sinister )

run a windows7 VM and use that
KVM will do just fine
make a disposable gmail account and use that to register

Last edited by John VV; 03-08-2014 at 12:37 AM.
 
Old 03-08-2014, 02:45 AM   #6
stf92
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Buenos Aires.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,046

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Thanks. I'll try Habitual's hint first.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
stf92
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Buenos Aires.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,046

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Habitual View Post
But this is for Windows users. When Usenet says
Quote:
1.4 Can I use the Usenet.nl software with Linux?
No.
But as our product only provides the access to the usenet, you may use every other newsreader. Change the servername in the set up of your newsreader to news1.usenet.nl, use port 119 or 443 and enter the access information for the Usenet.nl-client (unf-xxxxxxx@usenet.nl).
"every other newsreader", it means every other non-linux newreader? Now I see! I _cannot_ use the software! But I can access other ways. So, I can use Linux after all.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Usenet Aquitain3 Linux - Software 1 02-24-2010 10:53 AM
usenet blade68uk Linux - Newbie 3 10-26-2009 04:02 AM
usenet on the way out? Lakota General 6 12-23-2005 12:43 AM
Usenet Posting/E-Mail Security Question. rvijay Linux - Security 2 08-20-2005 11:49 PM
About UseNet whepin Linux - General 0 01-29-2002 08:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration