SSL or not? Usenet noob here...

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  1. Westside
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    I am going to signup for giganews for piracy purposes and I was wondering if SSL is worth the extra 5 bucks?
     
  2. lagman

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    I think it depends on what are you gonna use usenet for, the place where you live and your ISP, I do not pay for SSL encryption.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    SSL comes with an extra 10 connections, I find my connection (about 6Mbit by the time all is said and done) is usually maxed out via the US servers when I am in Europe from about 4-6 connections though.

    SSL is good if you have an ISP that does the "traffic shaping"/port blocking bit (not sure how many do it in Canada these days however) as SSL traffic can be anything (and decrypting it is counted as a move against privacy (not to mention it is nigh on impossible)).

    Privacy wise it is up to you, I am not aware of any cases offhand that peoples usenet has been used to do an IP lookup a la all the torrent stuff (primarily as it can not be used in that way).
     
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    Is there some sort of tutorial using usenet I mean a overall tutorial not for just one provider?
     
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    The first rule of usenet is we do not talk about usenet. The second rule of usenet is WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT USENET.
     
  7. Sinkhead

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    Why don't we talk about Usenet? It's not like it's a secret...
     
  8. Westside
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    Bell Sympatico is known for throttling and port blocking, I'll take the SSL I guess...
     
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