Thursday August 29th, 2002

Netscape Champion Jay Garcia has created a new newsgroup for Mozilla developers on Netscape's secure news server ( The new group, netscape.mozilla.developers.general, is intended for Mozilla and Netscape developers and contributors working on Mozilla as well as the Netscape programmers working on Netscape 7.x and beyond.

netscape.mozilla.developers.general is only available on, which requires a secure (SSL) connection to port 563. If you're using Mozilla, the following link should automagically subscribe you to the group:


For more information, read the announcement about the new group and the group's introductory post. Please remember that this group is for developers; end user questions should be directed elsewhere.

#1 Please enter a valid host name

by slate

Friday August 30th, 2002 10:18 AM

Nope, link doesn't work.

#2 Re: Please enter a valid host name

by AlexBishop

Friday August 30th, 2002 10:47 AM

Hmm... works for me. Are you sure that your connection allows you to connect to secure news servers? You may have problems if you're behind a firewall. Additionally, some news clients won't allow you to connect to a secure server.


#3 Re: Me Either!

by fletchsod

Friday August 30th, 2002 11:00 AM

Ugh! I have firewall at work! But I am able to subscribe to PHP newsgroup without a problem. I don't get it! All I want is a working newsgroup where I can post one simple question!


#4 Re: Re: Me Either!

by fletchsod

Friday August 30th, 2002 11:01 AM

What is my alternative??

#5 mozilla.*

by thelem

Friday August 30th, 2002 2:06 PM

What happened to the idea of dropping the netscape.public. part of all the newsgroups? I remember a while ago there was a post saying the n.p.m.* groups were all going to be closed on a set date.