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Re: fetch: connection to upstream server fails
On Sun, 21 Mar 1999, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> localhost:/root # ping news.frankfurt.netsurf.de
> PING news.frankfurt.netsurf.de (184.108.40.206): 56 data bytes
> ping: sendto: Network is unreachable
Hi, excuse my interrupting,
I just wanted to remind everybody that in these days, a failing ping
(and traceroute) tells you nothing. Every clever provider will have
installed a firewall and probably not allowing ICMP (needed for ping).
To test a connection try e.g.
telnet news.myprovider.org 119
telnet news.supernews.com 119
Connected to news.supernews.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
200 Supernews NNRP server ready - http://www.Supernews.com
Exit with a single
BTW, if you want try
and see what happens.
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