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    hello
    I am a uni. student.I use Http proxy to connect to internet using port 8080.All the P2P is blocked in my uni. including most of the ports.As far as I know,3 Ports are open 80,443,8080.A file size limit is applied by the proxy server MAX downloadable file size limit is 86 MB.so many restrictions.I want to download new TV Shows.can I use newsgroups?

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    The restricition is on filesize and not downloaded amount?

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    Usually newshosts offer an alternate port to connect to. Check their faqs before joining one.

    Filesize wont be a much of a factor. Most groups have a max filesize. If they dont, most thing are uploaded in parts (usually 15 MB pieces for tv shows).
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    I thought that I would add that the default port of usenet is 80.

    If the proxy is optional, there should be no need for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    I thought that I would add that the default port of usenet is 80.

    If the proxy is optional, there should be no need for it.
    Default differs from host to host. I have giganews. They use 119 for the main port.
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    Broken's Avatar Obama Supporter
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    I stand corrected.

    I have Power Usenet.
    Their default port is 119 also, but also can use 80 and 23.

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    Most, if not, all will have port 80 available to connect on. So that and filesize will be no problem.

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    nopes,i guess files size limit counts.i downloaded GrabIt but i ddnt found any option for proxy server.can someone tell me how to configure proxy server in GrabIt?

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    I don't understand. you have to connect through a proxy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    I don't understand. you have to connect through a proxy?
    yes most universities make you connect through a squid proxy cache server. this saves them having to download all the files from popular sites for every user and allows control of what is downlaoded.

    have a look in internet explorer for the address of the proxy server and use these.

    might be worth going to www.ipchicken and looking up who your uni's isp is. then try a decent newsreader to see what kinda newsgroup access you have from uni and if it works properly before you pay for a server.

    As far is i know port 119 is the port used by your newsgroup server. as long as your system admin hasn't got port 119 as a destination port blocked in his firewall setting you can use any port you like to connect.

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