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,
krzysztof.zelechowski | 27 Jul 22:15 2014

request execution failed in /home/xapian/html/index.php on line 113

happens when you search for an empty string in any group: <URL: 
http://search.gmane.org/?query=&group=gmane.discuss > 
Greg Minshall | 16 Jul 05:46 2014

blocked (sorry!)

hi.  i find my IP address ( to feature highly on the list
of blocked IP addresses.

herewith a request to be unblocked.

and, also, a request to see if anyone knows how to achieve what i was
trying to achieve (which partially was motivated by wanting to *off*
load news.gmane.org! :).

first, "usage" background: i run gnus in emacs for 20-30 groups.  i tend
to keep everything "unread", and, really, use it to answer questions as
they pop up during work.  i.e., i'll go to gnus, say "g" (to update the
information on groups), enter some appropriate group, and search the
headers for some key word/phrase.  then, i'll "Q" out of gnus, so the
state of the group remains unchanged (it discards information about read
messages, etc.).  i could do this from the web, but really prefer the
emacs/gnus interface for navigating.

but, i noticed (or, "it appeared that", given the startup time) that
every time i entered a group, all the headers were being downloaded from
gmane.  so, i enabled the agent, messed around with it, probably tried
to download every message ever generated in gmane.emacs.orgmode (and
that, probably, several times, sigh), and was blocked.

here's what i'm looking for: somehow configure gnus to download *only*
the headers (so, if i understand, it will build its
gmane/group/path.overview file, which is a "NOV" file), but never
*automatically* download any article.  however, when i press "enter" to
actually *read* an article, download it, and enter the article *also*
into the cache.  so, in the future, that article will be served up
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Alan Schmitt | 11 Jul 13:07 2014

"Not a valid feed"


As I'm converting my feeds to use with gwene, I'm seeing several errors
that tell me "Not a valid feed" when trying to add it.

Here are two such feeds:
- https://www.schneier.com/blog/atom.xml (the one currently registered
for this site has not been updated since late may it seems)
- http://gaslampgames.com/feed/

Are they problematic?




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