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[leafnode-list] Re: news.mozilla.org: reading new newsgroups failed, reason "501 no such list available"

On 3/27/2009 8:00 AM, Jeff Grossman wrote:
>>> On Fri-2009/03/27-12:23 Matthias Andree wrote:
>>>> Am 27.03.2009, 08:28 Uhr, schrieb Arthur Marsh:
>>>>> Is anyone else getting the error:
>>>>> news.mozilla.org: reading new newsgroups failed, reason "501 no such
>>>>> list available"
>>>>> Running leafnode 1.11.7.rc3-1 on Debian unstable.
>>>> sorry to read of your problem.  I can reproduce this, but it's
>>>> a server fault.  GigaNews's servers do not support the standard
>>>> command "NEWGROUPS"... (and it's GigaNews who host these newsgroups).
>>>> In the end it's harmless; should Mozilla offer new newsgroups in the
>>>> future that your leafnode does not show, leafnode will either pick
>>>> them 90 days after last checking the full newsgroups list, or you can
>>>> run "fetchnews -f" to force redownloading the newsgroups right away.
>>> Then how come leafnode-2 doesn't exhibit this problem?  I read a few
>>> newsgroups at news.mozilla.org, which indeed is provided by GigaNews,
>>> but cannot find this 501 error message.
>>> Or does this happen only on "(re)scans", but not in daily business?
>> I started getting a "reading new newsgroups failed" error in almost all of
>> my cron jobs for fetchnews for about the past week.  I hadn't had a chance
>> to look at it.  But, once I saw this thread, I figured I would take a
>> look.  I went to my logs today and noticed that the error was coming from
>> my local ISP news server (which is actually just outsourced to Giganews),
>> but was not getting it on my news.mozilla.org connection.  I noticed that
>> on my news.mozilla.org setting I have "nodesc = 1".  But, I did not have
>> that on my local ISP config line.  Once I added it to that line, the error
>> message went away.  But, like I said, this only started about a week ago.
>> Very strange.
> Sorry, forgot to mention I am running version 2.
Okay, so that did not work.  I just received another "reading new 
newsgroups failed" on my ISP's connection.  I have the "nodesc = 1" line 
on both the ISP one and on the mozilla one, but I only get the error on 
my ISP one.  They both connect to Giganews for the news connection.  
Very weird.

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