Exchange 2000: NNTP Connection Failure
Posted on 2003-12-02
I have setup NNTP connectivity for my Exchange Server (SBS2000) however I get the following event log messages:
The virtual server 1 successfully connected to news.cable.ntlworld.com to initiate a feed.
About 30 seconds later I get :
The virtual server 1 has completed an active feed from/to news.cable.ntlworld.com. Status is FAILURE.
I'm unsure of why this is failing. I have setup logging and the following is the log file entries:
21:28:50 126.96.36.199 mode ntl+Cablemodem+News+Server+(Typhoon+v2.0.0) 200
21:28:50 188.8.131.52 date 20031202212737 111
21:28:50 184.108.40.206 list NewsGroups+Follow 215
21:29:12 220.127.116.11 newnews NEWNEWS+Permission+Denied+(command+disabled) 502
21:29:12 18.104.22.168 - - 0
I see Permission Denied, but I'm unsure what this is for. Is it permission denied for the command (command+disabled) or is it permission denied for my connection (I don't have a username and password).
I can connect to the news server using Agent on both client and server so I know connectivity is fine. I have setup the NNTP feed as a Peer feed with both inbound (pull) and outbound (push) access. The newsgroups have actually had their folders created under Public Folders\Internet Newsgroups and a list of the newsgroups have been downloaded as I can see from the Newsgroups section in Exchange Admin.
I've checked the web and no mention of it, so I'm a bit stuck. I think the command that Exchange is trying to use is disabled on my ISP news server, therefore how do I get around it?!?!