SV news server requiring logon
You may have noticed that the SoftVelocity news server has been dog slow lately. If you're having problems getting access please note that access is temporarily restricted to authenticated users. Here's what Bob Z had to say (in a newsgroup post):
So far neither we, nor the news server techs can isolate what's dragging the server down at various points of time. So in an effort to try and isolate/fix this, we are going to turn off Non-Authenticated NNTP connections. What this means is simply that if connecting with an NNTP client program (Outlook, Thunderbid, etc) you will need to enter in your login information (same info you would enter if you used the Discussion client software). While this move won't necessarily immediately fix the problem, it can better help us to identify who is on the other end of the connections that are fouling up the server.
Hopefully we can get this resolved fairly quickly.
Posted: January 19 2011