Newzbin2 Set To Launch Anti-Blocking Software

Earlier this year, a judge at London’s High Court ordered leading UK ISP BT to block subscriber access to Usenet indexing site Newzbin2.

Although the block isn’t expected until sometime after mid-October, a breakdown in one of Newzbin2’s DNS servers during the last few days lead to fears that it had been implemented early.

The fault is now fixed and Newzbin2’s staff say that the problem has only encouraged them to work harder on their anti-blocking solutions.

“We plan to have a very rough downloadable Newzbin2 client application in a few days. Initially for Windows (& probably Linux) & then a few days later OSx,” says site admin Mr White.

“It’ll be crude but it’ll let UK users get to us whatever Brit Telecom do.”


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