Newshosting NHXL on Linux

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Notes on using Newshosting's NHXL service with the '''pan''' news reader.
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Notes on using Newshosting's NHXL service with the '''pan''' news reader:
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* The "Lightning Accelerator" significantly increases the speed when downloading message headers. In practice, I've seen 300%+ boosts in speed.
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* The "Lightning Accelerator" significantly increases the speed when downloading message headers. In practice, I've seen at least a 3x boost.
* Here is the '''stunnel''' command I use:
* Here is the '''stunnel''' command I use:
$ '''sudo stunnel -c -d localhost:119 -r nhxl.newshosting.com:563'''
$ '''sudo stunnel -c -d localhost:119 -r nhxl.newshosting.com:563'''
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* I then point my news reader to '''localhost''' on port 119, and enjoy SSL-enabled communication with Newshosting's NHXL service.
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* I then point my news reader to '''localhost''' on port 119, and enjoy SSL-enabled communication with Newshosting's NHXL servers.
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* I also modify '''~/.pan2/servers.xml''' and change '''connection-limit''' to 20 and '''expire-articles-n-days-old''' to 110; NHXL supports 20 concurrent connections and 110 days retention.
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* I also modify '''~/.pan2/servers.xml''' and change '''connection-limit''' to '''20''' and '''expire-articles-n-days-old''' to '''110'''. Make sure '''pan''' is not running when making these changes. NHXL supports 20 concurrent connections and 110 days retention.

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Notes on using Newshosting's NHXL service with the pan news reader:

  • The "Lightning Accelerator" significantly increases the speed when downloading message headers. In practice, I've seen at least a 3x boost.
  • Here is the stunnel command I use:
$ sudo stunnel -c -d localhost:119 -r nhxl.newshosting.com:563
  • I then point my news reader to localhost on port 119, and enjoy SSL-enabled communication with Newshosting's NHXL servers.
  • I also modify ~/.pan2/servers.xml and change connection-limit to 20 and expire-articles-n-days-old to 110. Make sure pan is not running when making these changes. NHXL supports 20 concurrent connections and 110 days retention.
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