Newsgroup - need any open ports on the users computer?

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at
Tue Feb 8 00:06:12 UTC 2005

Jim Cornette said:
> I had some firewall setup problems, I added 119:tcp and also 119:udp to
> the rules via s-c-securitylevel, are both these entries needed for
> newsgroup access?

I would think that the outbound 119:tcp port would be needed.  NNTP is a
plain text protocol.  It's kind of like POP3 and IMAP in that if you can
"speak the language" you can do it all with telnet.

You shouldn't need any specific inbound ports open.

William Hooper

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