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Re: tor v0.1.0.2 rc - Problem connecting to news servers

On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 11:59:30PM -0400, Geoffrey Goodell wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 04:23:39AM +0100, Konstantine wrote:
> > I am having problems connecting to any news server using thunderbird
> > with tor and privoxy. Connection times out everytime.
> > all other applications are 'torifed?' with no problem
> Note that News is port 119, and that presently there are only three Tor
> nodes that exit to port 119.  Of those three, one is too slow to use.
> When you only have two nodes to choose from, you are likely to run into
> problems such as nodes being maxed out, either by bandwidth or by CPU.
> It is unsurprising given this circumstance that you were unable to
> connect to port 119.

Another possibility is that thunderbird doesn't use the http proxy,
or doesn't use it the way we expect, when speaking the nntp protocol.
Privoxy only handles http/https, after all.

Can somebody confirm/dispute this?