Search connection error.

03 Oct 23: One server has been relocated, the server currently doesn't have a public IP address in the meantime. I wrote some additional tunnel code running separately to handle this. When the server is engaged the connection is 5600+ days uniform (since around 24 July 2008). In the unlikely case I disengaged the server because of some problem the retention is 1200-3800 days depending on newsgroup. If you experience any issue please let me know.

29 Nov 23: Because of encrypted and obfuscated posts flood mass posted by a few nzb indexing websites using usenet servers as private storage for their members to download the posts - the situation with the content is pretty chaotic since their purpose is to post in such a way, so users must use their website exclusively, when the website disappears - the encrypted posts just eat usenet providers' hard disk space uselessly. If you can't find something specific please let me know at alexbirj at gmail dot com what exactly you can't find for me to check how it is possible to retain the posts. Non-obfuscated posts shouldn't be affected at all, let me know if you notice anything missing.

29 Nov 23: The search protocol had to be upgraded to extend 3 byte (16M+) limit on the server side for number of sets per instance, so at least the version 5.8.3 is needed to access it, otherwise should be no any difference.

21 Jun 24: The search protocol had to be upgraded again to be able to properly process the trial version searches on the tunneled server (see the first note above).

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Search connection error.

Post by Dibatag »

I've used an old version of UE for many years but this prevented me from searching for items when it went out of date. I had to rebuild my system recently & decided to get up to date & bought a licence for v4.9.6 but I still can't use the search feature. A search attempt, after what seems like quite a while, gives me an error message "Search failed on all servers (configuration ok). A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or". The message stops there so I don't know what would have followed the "or".

I'm using the database folder & files from my old v3.x installation & I wonder if this has anything to do with it. Should I have started everything with a clean slate? If it's Ok to use the old folder, what might be stopping my searches?

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Re: Search connection error.

Post by alex »

It may be firewall, I've sent you pm with the port details.

PS: solved: zone alarm firewall + router firewall.
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