Re: hijack this

From: *Vanguard* (no-email_at_no-spam.invalid)
Date: 03/04/04

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 11:35:59 -0600

"David Postill" said in
>> At this moment, I cannot reach It is either down or
>> maybe getting DOS'ed. It's host at IP address is
>> reachable via traceroute and can be pinged so the host is up and
>> reachable but the web site is down or maybe getting attacked again.
> It's working from here.

Sorry, I mentioned a user page at but said I
couldn't reach The first site is unreachable by
me but can be reached using Today is also
unreachable so there is some problem with a host along the route that I
get stuck with (route are not dynamic for end users). When I tried
again to connect to but failed, and then
about 10 minutes later it worked (but the traceroute seems to look
different than before so I guess I now get a different route and that
one works).

> I have used agent to read multiple news servers for a long time
> (I cheat by using hamster as a local news server).

The instructions at
still makes it evident that Agent has a problem handling multiple news
servers in forcing the user to manually create subdirectories to
separate the records for each news server along with editing and
maintaining separate copies of agent.ini, one for each news server.
This FAQ item doesn't state that it only applies to prior versions of
Forte. Users shouldn't have to be manually creating subdirectories and
making copies of an INI file to get the client to support multiple

Are you using Hamster to provide newsgroups to other users, or is there
some advantage in running your own local news server despite all the
hardware resources needed for it?

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