Setting Up SSL For Direct Read News (Web)
NNTPjunkie provides additional
privacy and security for members connecting
to newsgroups through our web interface,
Direct Read News. SSL (secure socket layers)
allows you to connect to NNTPjunkie's
servers by simply inserting the letter "s"
in your URL when you first enter the
newsgroups via the web.
Before using SSL,
you should download and install NNTPjunkie's
secure certificate. To do this, simply go to
click "Open", select "Install" and follow
the "Next" prompt to install the
This only needs
to be done once. If you're receiving a
certificate message from your browser while
using Direct Read News with SSL, please
follow the previous instructions to download
and install the certificate.
loaded any page within Direct Read News,
just add an "s" after "http" in your
browser's address line. As an example,
you'll enter the "alt.binaries.pictures.autos"
newsgroup at the following URL...
To change to SSL,
just insert an "s" after "http" so the URL
then looks like:
You will only
need to do this once at the beginning of
each session and all pages you access within
Direct Read News after that will carry
forward the secure connection. Alternately,
you can set your SSL setting within the
Direct Read News Preferences area.