I had posted about this and got a little advice: I use modem dial up.
when I go to download the list of newsgroup names from a newsserver,
the download starts briefly, halts and then times out.
Following on from advice sourced here and elsewhere I have now
*tried a number of modems
*experimented with different newsreader clients
*tried different modem initialisation strings
*fiddled with some strangely named files in Linux
*re-installed linux(Mandrake 8.2)
and more. All to no avail. The result is always the same, ie the
newsgroup names list download fails.
Here's the rub:
I have managed to set up the internet connection to be shared. The
computer sharing the connection is a WindowsXP box.
IT HAS NO DIFFICULTY DOWNLOADING the newsgroup names list across the
So surely it is unlikely to be a buffer overrun problem on the modem?
In any case, I fail to see how three different make (external) modems
could all be guilty of buffer overrun.
My logic says it's got to be something with Linux. But I'm logically
flawed at the best of times.
Could I get a bit of help on this?