Our wonderful network admiistrator has just banned all traffic except
HTTP & HTTPS through the firewall. Grrrrr.

I now have to put together a business case as to why they should enable
NNTP again. Not to difficult as I can just say I use NNTP to post to
support forums, just frustrating that we were not informed before doing

The way around it is to use the company supplied wireless internet
card, which I will do.