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Header downloads from giagnews?

Postby jk6175 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:24 pm

When I downlaoded the headers for PU, it appeared I was connected to giganews. Is PU actually GN in disguise ( in other words GN doing business also as PU to provide an alternative to itself) or are they just sharing headers, etc?
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Postby DThor » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:00 pm

I believe they're a reseller, yes. They bulk buy from Giga and offer different options for subscription. I'm pretty sure Giga resells to a number of providers, some of them ISPs. ISPs themselves work this way - a smaller company will bulk buy from the bigger fish and resell aimed towards a different market. There's nothing in disguise - it's quite legit and all above-board.

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Postby Quade » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:11 pm

I get a powerusenet prompt when I download from PU. Look in the logs.
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Postby jk6175 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:23 pm

Just firing up Newsbin without even clicking on anything reveals this in the status window:

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:06] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=200 News.GigaNews.Com
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:05] SERVER=P, MSG=MODE READER

[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
[16:18:05] MODULE=InterSocket, MSG=SSL Connection Server: news.powerusenet.com Stats AES256-SHA 256 Bits Version: TLSv1/SSLv3
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