News Server Address : Alternate Ports

News Server Address : Alternate Ports

Most Usenet providers offer multiple news server addresses and alternate ports based on location and encryption. The table below lists the server addresses for each provider along with secure (SSL) and standard (non-encrypted) ports.

Alternate ports are a great way to avoid traffic shaping. If you notice your connection is slow then your ISP might be throttling Usenet traffic through throttling the default NNTP ports which are 119 for non-secure and 563 for SSL. Using an alternate port should help get around this issue.

NNTP Servers and Port numbers

ProviderNews Server AddressSSL PortsStandard
Ports
Astrawebnews.astraweb.com
us.news.astraweb.com
eu.news.astraweb.com
563, 443119, 23,
1818, 8080
BlockNewsusnews.blocknews.net
eunews.blocknews.net
eunews2.blocknews.net
563, 443, 5563119, 23, 2000,
8080, 9000
Easynewsnews.easynews.com
news.us.easynews.com
secure-us.news.easynews.com
news.eu.easynews.com
secure-eu.news.easynews.com
563, 21, 23, 25,
53, 80, 110, 443,
8000, 8080
119, 21, 23, 25,
53, 80, 110,
8000, 8080
EasyUsenetreader.easyusenet.nl563, 443119, 80
Firstloadnewsfarm.firstload.de119, 80, 443
Frugal Usenetnews.frugalusenet.com563, 5563119, 20, 23, 53, 443,
2000, 8080, 9000,
9001, 9002
Giganewsnews.giganews.com563, 443119, 23, 80
NewsDemonnews.newsdemon.com
us.newsdemon.com
eu.newsdemon.com
563, 80, 81, 9119119, 23, 443, 3128,
7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
NewsgroupDirectus.newsgroupdirect.com
nl.newsgroupdirect.com
de.newsgroupdirect.com
563, 80, 81119, 23, 443, 3128,
7000, 8000, 9000
Newsguynews.newsguy.com563, 443119, 80, 8080
Newshostingnews-us.newshosting.com
news-nl.newshosting.com
news-de.newshosting.com
563, 443119, 80
NewsLeechernews.newsleecher.com
eu.newsleecher.com
563, 80, 81119, 23, 443, 3128
7000, 8000, 9000
PowerUsenetnews.powerusenet.com563, 443119, 23, 80
Supernewsnews.supernews.com
news.eu.supernews.com
563, 443119, 23, 80
theCubeNetnews.thecubenet.com
secure.news.thecubenet.com
europe.thecubenet.com
secure.europe.thecubenet.com
563, 80, 81119, 23, 443, 3128,
7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
ThunderNewsnews.thundernews.com
us.thundernews.com
eu.thundernews.com
563, 80, 81119, 23, 443, 3128,
7000, 8000, 8080, 9000
TweakNewsnews.tweaknews.eu563, 443119, 80
Usenet.netnews.usenet.net563, 443119, 23, 80
Usenet.nlpower.usenet.nl
eco.usenet.nl
563119, 443
UsenetBucketreader.usenetbucket.com563119
Usenet Farmnews.usenetfarm.eu
news4.usenet.farm
119
UseNetServernews.usenetserver.com
news-us.usenetserver.com
news-eu.usenetserver.com
563, 443,
8080
119, 20, 23, 25,
3128, 7000, 8000,
9000
UseNeXThigh.usenext.de
flat.usenext.de
563119, 443
XS Newsreader.xsnews.nl563, 443119, 80
Yabnewsreader.yabnews.nl563, 443119, 80
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