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Newbie to all this

PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:34 am
by anytimej
Hi,

I have known of usenet and newsgroup since ages. I have used some programs like usenext, etc. in the past...but for the first time I am using the free options.

I am from france. I have downloaded a free nzb file from a newsgroup search engine on the internet. The nzb file is from a newsarticle from today. And i have downloaded Grabit. I have not configuered Grabit in anyway. I added that Nzb file to Grabit and asked it download...but I get the error: "Unable to connect to news: 119 (Socket error # 11004). What is wrong? Do I need configure Grabit with something before I can download? Do I need to pay download?

Please help me.
I went here: hxxp://www.slyck.com/grabit.php?page=3 but couldn't get help for my case.

Re: Newbie to all this

PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:06 am
by GrymRpr
Do you have a account with a newsgroup service provider?
The way it sounds, You don't have GrabIt Configured to login to your NewsGroup provider ( Nick,Pass, and the provider such as: news.SomeProvider.com )

Re: Newbie to all this

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:14 pm
by Hoosierdaddy
The reason GrabIt is giving you this error is because it is not configured to connect to a news server. You MUST have a Usenet Service Provider in order to access Usenet. Unless your Internet Service Provider also provides a news server of it's own, which is less and less likely these days. You can always call them and ask. Other than that, you must pay a premium provider for access. Again, that is a Usenet Service Provider, NOT an Internet Serivce Provider. They are NOT the same thing.