In article <190920031329094545%waves>,
"Rick B." <waves> wrote:
Your ISP is very strange in requesting this. As you know VPN means
Virtual Private Network and is usually used to connect a remote computer
to some network asthough the computer were physically really "in the
office and on the LAN". So think of it as using the Internet as a
virtual wire or ethernet cable.
Once connected using VPN you can then do pretty well all the things you
would have permission to do if your computer was physically on their
LAN, including mounting volumes, copy files etc etc.
But to access news groups via VPN is a new one on me. Usually browsers
or news readers are all that's needed although some servers could
Ask then why they require VPN.