As I know it, and i am not an expert in this area,
is that you either have news servers hosted by companies that support their
or you have servers hosted by your ISP, which then requires you to be a
has some method of veryfying that you are a customer.
For what it is worth, try adding news.bellatlantic.net or if you are in
(or was it netnews.satyam.net?)
I dont know if the 'real' address for 'public' newsgroups such as the
> Thanks the problem. My ISP's news server is sometimes down. So I am
> to access my desired news groups whenever i want. I tried adding
> "news.microsoft.com" and it worked luckily. Here "microsoft" is not my
> Now i want to add "comp.databsaes.ms-sqlserver" in the same manner for
> I want to know the news group server. Please correct me if i am wrong or
> trying to explain something stupid.
> > RAmesh,
> > Please contact your ISP and ask them for the name of their newsserver.
> > typically, it is news.<ispname>.com or nntp.<ispname>.com
> > Whether comp.databases.m-sqlserver is available to you will depend on
> > whether
> > your isp subscribes to it.
> > Alternatively you could go to Dejanews and read the postings there
> > HTH
> > HS
> > > Hello Everybody,
> > > I am accessing this news group in my outlook express. Eventhough I am
> > > posting any information it is helping me a lot in my day to day
> > activities.
> > > I am a SqlServer/Web Developer . I setup my outlook point to the news
> > > server i.e. news.microsoft.com. Now i want to view the posting in the
> > > group comp.databases.ms-sqlserver. Can anyone tell me what is the
> > > server name for this?
> > > Thanks
> > > Ramesh