JBB | 25 Aug 05:31 2014

I think I'm blocked - read the FAQ, not sure what to do next

news.gmane.org started requesting credentials today.  It never did
previously.  My Thunderbird client keeps requesting username and password
for news.gmane.org and it is affecting regular mail use.

After some research, I believe I did something stupid and got my IP blocked:

I added a general Python discussion group yesterday and inadvertently
configured Thunderbird to get all the headers vs. the last 500.  There are
apparently 650k+ posts to the group over the years and I can imagine the
bandwidth I incurred. Bad move on my part.  My only defense is that it was
not malicious.

I read the FAQ and looked around gmane.org but don't know how unblocking
works beyond requesting it here.  I tried to remove the group from my client
but can't get to it because of the server login. 


--- JBB
John Geoffrey | 24 Aug 23:04 2014

Unable to post to Yahoo Group

I noticed an issue when posting to gmane.games.rpg.pbm, according to 
yahoo it is not possible to post because yahoo suspects a guidelines 
violation. Did anyone have experiences like this before?

We are unable to deliver the message from <gmkeros <at> gmail.com>
to <frp-pbm <at> yahoogroups.com>.

Your email was not delivered due to a suspected guidelines violation. 
Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/local/guidelines.html
If you feel you've gotten this email in error please visit the following 
link for more information 
NoOp | 24 Aug 19:04 2014

gmane.comp.documentfoundation.libreoffice.user list missing user posts

This thread:
is missing this reply:
<http://www.mail-archive.com/users <at> global.libreoffice.org/msg40998.html>

I've noticed that that user's replies have been missing from gmane since

Can you please take a look & restore Brian's posts? He contributes to
that list on a regular basis and gmane users are missing his
contributions & advise.
Brady Trainor | 22 Aug 01:28 2014

480 Read access denied

Cannot access gmane from Thunderbird. I get "Login to server news.gmane.org
failed." and prompts for Username and Password. From recent posts to this
group (discuss), I am guessing my IP address is blocked. Perhaps because I
recently downloaded headers from the orgmode group and several sage groups.
If you need my IP, I think it may be 

I skimmed some forums and was inspired to try: 

    $ nc news.gmane.org nntp
    200 news.gmane.org InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.5.1 ready (posting ok)
    200 news.gmane.org InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.5.1 ready (posting ok)
    GROUP gmane.emacs.orgmode
    480 Read access denied

Please advise. I found downloading headers to Thunderbird very convenient. 

era | 20 Aug 10:47 2014

Spam filtering in gmane.discuss broken?

There are many spam subjects in this group, at least from looking at the
"traditional" web interface http://news.gmane.org/gmane.discuss

The articles seem to be gone -- when you click on them, you get "No such
file." in the article pane.  But arguably, the subjects should be removed
from the index, too.

Recent examples:

  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.discuss/16252 and almost a dozen before it

In addition, I see a sudden influx of spam into gmane.announce which is
supposed to be moderated.

(Sorry if this is a duplicate.  I tried to post a couple of days ago but my
message never materialized.)


If this were my real .signature, it would suck less.  Well, perhaps not.
ZeD | 20 Aug 09:47 2014

adroid gmane / nntp reader


I normally access to gmane with my desktop app (knode, if you are
interested), but sometimes I would like to read throu my nexus 5.

I've seen a bunch of newsgroup readers for android, both free (as in
"gratis") and paid, but I failed to find a "pretty" and "trustable" enough app.

Do you suggest someone specifically? Best would be a free (both as in
"libre" and "gratis") and whitout in-app advertising.

Kristjan Onu | 14 Aug 21:35 2014

Change gmane.science.mathematics.na-digest


Mailing list parameters for gmane.science.mathematics.na-digest have
changed. The list address is now: NADIGEST <at> LISTSERV.UTK.EDU.

Further information is available here
- https://listserv.utk.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=nadigest
- http://www.netlib.org/na-digest-html/faq.html#subscription

The last message available on Gmane is dated August 2013 but messages
have been sent to the mailing list since; see:
http://www.netlib.org/na-digest-html/ for an archive.

I have inferred gmane.discuss is the newsgroup to request Gmane updates.
Please let me know if this is not right.


Lorenz | 12 Aug 08:43 2014

IP (still) blocked


since  my IP is blocked. I reported this fact 8 weeks ago

#From: lorenz <lorenznl <at> yahoo.com>
#Subject: Seems I fell into the excessive downloader trap
#Newsgroups: gmane.discuss
#Date: 2014-06-12 07:32:05 GMT (8 weeks, 4 days and 23 hours ago)
#yesterday I set up gmane.comp.cad.kicad.user in my newsreader.
#After downloading the available messages (around 17300), successive attemps 
#to get new headers fail with "480 Read access denied".
#And looking at http://gmane.org/denied.php, there actually my ip 
#( is listed as block as of yesterday (20140611).
#Can someone please unblock this ip?
#Any advice for the future, how to handle subscribing to a high volumn 
#newsgroup without being block?

I see that Lars has surfaced and unblocked some other IP while I was on 

In the meantime I'm getting massive withdrawal symtoms 8-)
Volodymyr Kostyrko | 8 Aug 14:34 2014

I got blocked again


I got blocked again for excessive downloads. The reason I'm posting my 
question here is that I want to sort it out once and for all.

1. Yes, I already read the FAQ.

2. I got blocked for excessive downloads. What should I do? My intention 
is to feed all interesting groups to my own cyrus-imapd server so I can:

  * search them;
  * use different machines ( <at> work,  <at> home,  <at> mobile) to read 
mail/news/feeds sharing the reading/flagging status, currently this 
means synchronizing my mail reader accounts by hand;
  * I'm not keen on posting through gmane, I had already subscribed for 
all lists I read and I prefer to reply directly to them.

Exactly when I tried loading all my lists history into my server I was 
blocked for excessive downloads.

So... is there any policy for listing/delisting? I still can change IP's 
but I don't like it that way.

If I would be delisted... what daily limits I should set to not be 
blocked again?

I also understand this is a volunteered project so I'm fine with paying 
extra bandwidth I will use for downloading stuff. Or can I support the 
project in any other way?

(Continue reading)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 5 Aug 22:25 2014

Re: atom xml:base and relative links

Alan Schmitt <alan.schmitt <at> polytechnique.org> writes:

> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xml:base="http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/">

Hm...  does anybody know whether there is any way to get XML::FeedPP to
return the base URL?


(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no
Buddy Butterfly | 4 Aug 18:40 2014

Upate of email domain for group news://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.voip.jitsi.devel


obviously Jitsi changed its mailing list address from
dev <at> jitsi.java.net to dev <at> jitsi.org. So I am not able to
post anymore to the group. Could this be changed?

Thanks and cheers,