Newshosting NHXL on Linux


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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
  • 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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