[CentOS] Is there a good nntp client for Centos 6 that handles SSL native?

Sun May 5 07:58:20 UTC 2013
Rock <Rocksockdoc at gmail.com>

On Sat, 04 May 2013 05:39:24 +0000, Stef wrote:
> Try xpn.

On Sat, 04 May 2013 10:49:46 +0000, J G Miller wrote:
> you can get the source code from
> http://xpn.altervista.ORG/index-en.html

Since no easily-found repository existed for xpn:
$ yum --noplugins --showduplicates --enablerepo \* --disablerepo c6-media,\*-source,\*debug\* provides "*/xpn"
REPORTS: No Matches found

I downloaded version 1.2.6 from:

As suggested, I simply extracted and executed "xpny.py" to start xpn, 
and the setup was as easy as I would have expected an NNTP setup to be.

I simply set up the minimum user & server information:

Fetched the list of available groups for that server:

And, then posted to the alt.test newsgroup:

Unlike Thunderbird & Knode (which were nntp-horrid for different reasons)
it was that easy (as it should be) on xpn to post using port 553 SSL native!

Linux native SSL NNTP clients:
a) xpn (worked on the first pass after a simple and intuitive NNTP setup)!
b) Knode (problematic - didn't work on first pass & provided no error messages)
c) Thunderbird (problematic - setup was not intuitive and didn't work for me)
d) Pan 0.136 (problematic - requires compilation - which often fails for me)