View Full Version : @Home mail/news server question
03-07-2001, 07:19 AM
I got my Barricade yesterday, and finally got all nodes working with the @Home service for web broswing. But I could not get the news/mail working. I did some searching around on their site and it said that you need the actual name or IP for the servers. I figured out the mail server's IP, but can't figure out the news server. Does anybody know what it is without me having to call them and sit on hold for an hour and coming up with a creative reason that I need it.
I have not upgraded the firmware or drivers yet, but I don't see how this would help.
When I was on @home, the mail server was named 'mail' and the news server was (gasp!) 'news'
03-07-2001, 11:49 AM
Yep that is exactly the problem. If you go to the SMC site, it says that if your provider uses that naming convention (to hide the true server names from you) then you need the actual IP or name of the server.
For some reason, it can't resolve through the Barricade with that information. It was like pulling teeth to finally get them to admit that I didn't need their bloated 80MB software package that is only compatible with Windows 95 and 98 (not ME). Now there is no way that they will give me the IP's of the servers! I just need someone that has the @home service w/ out a router to do a ping on the news server and tell me the IP returned.
I could disconnect the router and go through reconfiguring everything for just a straight in connection, but it was such a pain to even get it working with the router that I'd really rather not have to do that!
Why not disconnect the router, ping the news server and get the IP?
03-07-2001, 12:21 PM
Yeah I guess that is what I will have to do if no one ends up coming up with the IP of the server.
Oh well... just trying to take the easy way out and not have to sit here unplugging everything!
03-07-2001, 02:06 PM
I am located in the Pacific NW.
My news server - 184.108.40.206 - Its located in Seattle, WA.
My mail server - 220.127.116.11 - Its located in Salem, Or, which is also my location.
I think your best bet is to ping them yourself and get your local ip's...
03-07-2001, 06:16 PM
okay, here is the way to get the mail server and news server.
First, you need to know your host. This should be in the form of xxxxxx.(state).home.com. For example, mine's sttls1.wa.home.com. the mail server is mail.xxxxxx.(state).home.com, and the news server is news1.xxxxxxx.(state).home.com. Hope that helps.
03-08-2001, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I didn't unplug everything and do the ping. I used the IP that IrishSS gave and it worked. When I get some more time, I'll do the ping to find my local server.
Anyone else have this Barricade (7004BR) that was featured on the deals page the other day? My only complaint about the thing is that the power cord is so very touchy. The lightest touch and it comes unplugged, and then you have to reconfigure it. I was using some electrical tape last night to tape it in more securely, never removed it, and it lost power. Arg!
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