Understanding Connection Limit Problems
Connection limit errors are fairly common, and are a result of how newsreaders connect to the news servers. When you're downloading multiple articles at a time the newsreader will often leave connections open after an article is downloaded, which will quickly utilize all of the connections that you're allowed.
How to Resolve
- Make sure that you know how many connections is allowed for your account and configure your newsreader software to only use that many
- Disconnect from the news server and close your newsreader
- Wait 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Try to connect again and you're connections should be ready to use
Connecting to Multiple Servers
With NewsgroupDirect you are allowed to connect to multiple news servers at a time, but the number of connections you are allowed still applies. If you have 50 connections for your account and want to connect to 2 servers at a time, you will need to split those 50 connections between the 2 servers.