Howto: Easily Get free newsgroup access over ipv6 in Ubuntu!

Did you know you could get almost anything off of usenet/newsgroups? Yea you can get 0day movies, music, games, apps, linux distro’s and anything else you could imagine right off of newsgroup servers. I have been using newsgroups for years to get what I need, torrents are too resource intensive and sometimes crash routers and modems. So here I will share how you can setup Sabnzbd with a few newsgroup providers that offer 100+days retention at a completely free price 🙂

First you’ll need to grab Sabnzbd, I currently use a premade deb from here

The latest version is version 0.4.7 which can be directly downloaded here, be sure to check the above url for an updated version if this post gets old.

Once installed run sabnzbd from the command line and open a browser window to http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd/config/server/

Now enter one of these free servers for ipv6 access:
If I didnt specify a port its 119

1. freebin-auth.readnews.com
password: anything
Username: anything
threads : 8

2. newszilla6.xs4all.nl
threads : 3
speed : 50 per thread

3. readnews
Server:freebin.readnews.com
Threads: 8
Speed: 5 kb per thread
Retention:40?? days

4. Eweka.nl (I use this one)
news.ipv6.eweka.nl
Retention 120 days. Unlimited speed.

5. XSNews.nl
reader.ipv6.xsnews.nl
Retention: around 100 days too, Unlimited???
Signup for Xsnews here and enter your email address, they’ll send u a username/password

Free Trials:
Yottanews:
Server: free.yottanews.com
Threads: 1
Username & password: see http://www.yottanews.com/freeaccount.php
Speed: 60 kB/s

News-Service
Server: test.news-service.com
Port: 23
Threads: 4
Username & password: make something up, more than 6 characters.
Retention: 25 days
Speed: 25/30 kB/s per thread

Ok Now input one or all the servers in sabnzbd

You can get free IPv6 access through Freenet6. Visit Freenet6 and register yourself to obtain username and password.

Now lets set up ipv6

Click Here to install tspc or:
sudo apt-get install tspc

Press Alt-F2 then do:
gksudo gedit /etc/tsp/tspc.conf

Find the userid line and enter your useid for freenet6, then find the passwd line and enter your password you set, then set the server as broker.freenet6.net
Like this:
userid=your-name
server=broker.freenet6.net
passwd=your-password

Save the file and exit, then open a terminal:
sudo /etc/init.d/tspc restart

Now lets check if tspc created a new ipv6 interface:
ifconfig
You should see something like:
sit1 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4

Lets use ping6 to ping google to make sure its working…
defcon@pc:~$ ping6 ipv6.google.com
PING ipv6.google.com(2001:4860:b002::68) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2001:4860:b002::68: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=117 ms

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