Tera News provides free uncensored, unlogged, NNTP news
server access to all newsgroups, including all of the binary newsgroups.
Update: Please add @teranews.com to the end of your user name in
your news client config. The IP address of the servers have changed.
Make sure you are using the host names, for example news.teranews.com
and not the IP number. The recent IP change also has caused some
authentication problems that should now be fixed. If your password is
being rejected without a valid cause let us know.
New Unlimited Packages: We now offer unlimited accounts for
$12/month (6 month plan) or $14.95 (monthly). Unlimited users get
access to the same servers as normal accounts.
Want to try our servers without opening an account? Configure
your news client to use public.teranews.com with no user name or
password. You get full read access (no posting). Note the public
server has limits on download speed as well as the total number of
users at once. Our pay servers have no such limits. NOTICE: This beta
test server is offline currently.
- No censorship
- No logging of your reading
- No throttling of your download speed
- Anonymous posting
- Firewall counter measures
- UNLIMITED POSTING!
And best of all, it's FREE*!!!
Yes, we are offering commercial quality Usenet news access
absolutely FREE*. Click on the
'Create Account' button to create your own free account ($3.95 one time setup
fee) that allows posting or use public.teranews.com without an account (no
posting & speed capped).
You can use any standard news
client you choose to read and post to any newsgroup. If you don't have
a news client yet check out our NNTP client page.
What is Usenet?
Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It consists of a
set of "newsgroups" with names that are classified hierarchically by
subject. "Articles" or "messages" are "posted" to these newsgroups by
people on computers with the appropriate software -- these articles are
then broadcast to other interconnected computer systems via a wide
variety of networks.
Taken from: What
is Usenet FAQ.
How to get started?
To start enjoying this wonderful tool we call the Usenet you need a two
things: a news client and a news server. Most people already have a
news client installed on their computer and they just don't know it.
Netscape and Internet Explorer both have a built in news client, but if
you don't like the browser based clients have a look at our NNTP client page. Next you need a news server
to read news from. That's not hard either, just create yourself an account on our
or free.teranews.com (50MB/day accounts).
You need to configure your news client to use your new Tera News
account. Look for the 'news server' settings or preference panel. You
will need to enter the server name, user name, and password. The server
name is news.teranews.com or free.teranews.com (for 50MB/day users) and
you picked your own user name and password during the account creation process. You may also
have to select an option that says "My server requires a ". Save and
exit the configuration panel and your news client should download a
group list. It may take several minutes to download the group list as
there are several thousand newsgroups available. Once it has completed
you will be able to read articles. download files, and even post your
own articles for others to read.
* You can use public.teranews.com without a user name or
password. For more information on the public server click here.