> Anybody on plusnet having trouble with news, mine is not working today
> Just wondering if it's me or not
I was, but didn't have the access to say so.
I woke up in the morning,
I had the "ping: news.plus.net
: Name or service not known" blues.
And it led to a very odd experience. After waiting till late afternoon,
I rang plus to ask what was up. Their tech support told me he'd never
heard of usenet, know nothing it, it wasn't part of the service and
nothing tro do with them. Pushed to "consult a more experienced
colleague", he informed me that it was a third-party service and
therefore nothing to do with them. Okay, fair enough, and if I should be
sorting it out with their third-party-service provider, it'd be good to
know who that was. The conversation became a little frayed, and I gave
up when he confirmed that yes it really was true that there are
third-party services coming out of plus.net
and plusnet has no info as
to who is providing them. Which does seem a rather odd proposition, and
has me wondering about changing provider. And/or nntp backup.
*and*, the moment I put the phone down I had this giant imaginary
teddybear leering at me from the corner of the room - "You asked the
wrong question, didn't you ?"
Next day it was up again, but wanting username/pwd, "which in my case"
etc. It did that once before and sorted itself out after a few hours,
and now it has done this time too.
So, I'm back. But you knew that already.
"The whole plan hinged upon the natural curiosity of potatoes" - S. Lem
My email address is at http://qualmograph.org.uk/contact.html