South African ISP News Server Details

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I’ve gathered the major ISPs news server details for a quick reference here. It’s important to remember than ISPs will limit their news server usage to their IPs – so you can’t use the IS news server while using an Afrihost DSL account.

A table comparison is also available here.

Afrihost
Axxess
MWEB
Vox Telecom
Webafrica
Internet Solutions
Crystal Web

 

 

 

 

 

Afrihost

Host: news.afrihost.co.za

Port: 119

SSL: No

Username: None

Password: None

Connections: 10

Retention: 200 days

Backbone Provider: Highwinds

Axxess

Host: news.internet.co.za

Port: 119

SSL: No

Username: None

Password: None

Connections: 5

Retention: 200 days

Backbone Provider: Highwinds

MWEB

Host: VAS via Giganews, paid add-on

Port:

SSL:

Username:

Password:

Connections:

Retention:

Backbone Provider: VAS via Giganews, paid add-on

Vox Telecom

Host: 

Port:

SSL:

Username:

Password:

Connections:

Retention:

Backbone Provider:

Webafrica

Host: news.wa.co.za

Port: 119

SSL: No

Username: None

Password: None

Connections: 5

Retention: 90 days

Backbone Provider: IS

Internet Solutions

Host: news.is.co.za

Port: 119

SSL: No

Username: None

Password: None

Connections: 5

Retention: 141 days

Backbone Provider: IS

Backbone Provider: Internet Solutions

Crystal Web

Host: news.crystalweb.co.za

Port: 23, 80, 119 [Non-SSL] | 22, 443, 563 [SSL]

SSL: Yes

Username: ISP provided

Password: ISP provided

Connections: 15

Retention: 2000+ days

Backbone Provider: NextGenNews

 

Have some ISP provided news server details to add? Leave a comment with the deets :)