Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package. Most Usenet servers are (properly) configured to only allow connections from recognized users. This section lists sites that contain directories of public news servers. Servers listed in this section allow anyone to access them. All servers listed in this section allow anyone to read articles. Some of the servers allow you to post messages. Public News Servers Usenet Computers.
- Provides Usenet4all.se www
Provides free access to text newsgroups only. Usenet4all.se. Registration by sending an empty e-mail required. Usenet4all.se.
- List Disenter www
List of public news servers. Disenter. Search for servers carrying particular newsgroups. Provides some statistics on listed servers. Disenter.
- Provides Datemas Internet News Server www
Provides free access to text newsgroups only. Internet News Server. Registration required. Datemas Internet News Server.
- A Open News Network www
A network both in the technological and in the social sense. News Network. It aims to provide open, non commercial access to text based Usenet. Open News Network.
- A Eternal September www
A private project providing free access to text-only newsgroups. September. SSL encryption and a web gateway based on the open source NewsPortal software, as well as UUCP batches on demand are offered. Eternal September.
- A Links and FAQ about Open Nntp Servers www
A document covering various aspects of open news servers, and FAQ about Open Nntp Servers, including a list of available ones. Maintained by Sebastien Willemijns. Links and FAQ about Open Nntp Servers.
- List Permanently Updated List of Interesting News Servers www
List of public servers maintained by Henning Weede, Updated List of Interesting News Servers, moderator in the German de.* hierarchy. Permanently Updated List of Interesting News Servers.
- Continuously Free Usenet News Servers www
Continuously updated database of Usenet servers. Usenet News Servers. Includes ability to search for servers based on newsgroups carried and results can be sorted based on various criteria. Free Usenet News Servers.
- A Albasani.net www
A private project providing free access to text-only newsgroups. Albasani.net. Registration required. Albasani.net.
- Provides CNNTP Usenet News www
Provides free access to text-only newsgroups. Usenet News. Registration required; server status and statistics available. CNNTP Usenet News.
- Searchable, Newzbot www
Searchable, Newzbot, sorted list of open news servers. Newzbot.
- Provides Dotsrc.org: Usenet www
Provides public access to local, Usenet, Danish, and some international newsgroups, and closed access to Aalborg University campus newsgroups. Dotsrc.org: Usenet.
- Searches Findolin Open News Server Search Engine www
Searches open news servers for a given binary newsgroup. Findolin Open News Server Search Engine.
- A Aioe.org Public News server www
A public news server which allows the users to post 25 messages per day from every IP without authentication. Public News server. This is a text only server. Aioe.org Public News server.
- Collection List of Open NNTP News Servers www
Collection of public servers that may carry newsgroups not supported by a given ISP's server and links to commercial ones. Open NNTP News Servers. Includes information to decode yEnc attachments. List of Open NNTP News Servers.
- A Specialized Public NNTP News Servers www
A list of company-operated and deliberately open Usenet news servers. Specialized Public NNTP News Servers.
- Search MarkMail www
Search engine looking to hundreds of groups and allowing research by keywords, MarkMail, username, email or domain name. MarkMail.
- A Usenet.com.au www
A free service that archives popular Australian newsgroups. Usenet.com.au. Also includes a section on Usenet terms and netiquette and a truncated URL service. Usenet.com.au.
- Lists Finding the Appropriate Newsgroup www
Lists of groups listed according to where to post common kinds of posts, the Appropriate Newsgroup, where to read about common topics, and so on. Finding the Appropriate Newsgroup.
- A Pi's Smiley List www
A list of smilies used on Usenet. Pi's Smiley List.
- Alexa: Public News Servers Usenet
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Public News Servers Usenet
- DMOZ: Public News Servers Usenet
dmoz.org Directory: Public News Servers Usenet