I just discovered another IPv6 enabled newsgroup downloader: NNTPgrab. It has a built-in search function. Quite handy.
NNTPgrab runs on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. Homepage is http://www.nntpgrab.nl/
Installation on Ubuntu was easy, thanks to the PPA provided by Erik van Pienbroek:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openftd/ppasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgradesudo apt-get install nntpgrab
Then start up NNTPgrab by typing "nntpgrab_gui". In the popup-window, select "Start standalone" in the right bottom corner. That will start the server and the GUI.
Alternatively you can start a separate server and GUI:
In the GUI you can add your newsserver. I used the following free newsservers:
The downloads go quite well, although they seem to stay in ~/NNTPGrab/Temp and are not moved to ~/NNTPGrab/Downloads
PS: the NNTPgrab config file is
EDIT: there is a better GUI. Install it with:
sudo apt-get install nntpgrab-gui-qt
Then start with the GUI with "nntpgrab_gui_qt" (so: underscores, not dashes), This Qt-GUI looks better, and can actually connect to remote nntpgrab-servers.