newsgroups.comcast.net traces to the giganews.com network.
Looks like Comcast has outsourced their NNTP service to Giganews.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"Captain Aero" <CaptainAero@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:82EE9C65-4BF0-4F53-B8F6-7A692DD08ACF@xxxxxx
> Up until 7/05/08, I could use my news.comcast.net newsgroup NNTP server, but
> it couldn't be reached after that. This was the name I was given by them and
> the one that worked until that date. Now, their help page shows that their
> news server is called: newsgroups.comcast.net . When I removed the old
> subscription and added one with the new NNTP name, I got access again. If
> anyone using Comcast keeps getting a "server cannot be contacted" message,
> this may be the problem. You will have to re-subscribe to all your favorite
> newsgroups, as they will be removed along with the old newsgroup account.
> You wonder why Comcast wouldn't have notified their subscribers?