Good to know there's a workaround. I am thinking of using one (or more) of the old VOOM boxes to mirror the news server for NNTP-only access.
Sent from my DROID. Apologies if formatting is off or I'm top-posting on a list. On Sep 14, 2010 8:59 PM, "Nathan Rixham" <nrix...@gmail.com> wrote: > Daniel Brown wrote: >> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 18:09, MikeB <mpbr...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> However, getting access seems to be hit-and-miss, since I more often than >>> not get a message that the connection to news.php.net timed out. >>> >>> Is this an indication that the server is just very busy? I don't get this on >>> any other news server I'm using on the smae news reader and I have gotten >>> this on two different news readers that I have tried. >> >> I don't believe that we've been having any issues with the server, >> no. Are you using NNTP to connect? You may want to consider using >> the HTTP-based RSS and/or RDF feeds if it continues to be an issue. >> In addition, if you continue to have problems, file a bug report at >> http://bugs.php.net/ and we'll look into it further. > > Dan, Mike, > > I can confirm this happens "all the time" in thunderbird, and always has > for many years now, on all PHP NNTP lists. > > However, the problem can be worked around simply, for some reason the > timeout generally only happens with the first call to view a mailing > list, after X minutes of inactivity. Thus, I simply subscribe to a few > different PHP lists (like .soap .test and general) then when I open > thunderbird I quickly click a list I *don't* want to see, then click on > .general, .general then loads nicely as expected letting the other one > timeout :) > > It's hardly a fix, but it works - may be worth checking if this is the > case with the latest thunderbird revision and then reporting it as a > "bug" (in either thunderbird or the mailing list software that PHP is > running). > > Best, > > Nathan