TechSono Engineering, Inc.

We are one of the oldest Usenet software companies having released our first downloader program in 1997. We were also one of the first companies to develop a dedicated NZB downloader: the first version of SuperNZB was released in January 2006.

To learn more about NZB, see our Learn to Download NZB Files page.

And here is our List of NZB, Usenet, Newsgroup Software Products.

12 Responses to “TechSono Engineering, Inc.”

  1. mike hall says:

    what is a socket error

  2. admin says:


    A socket error means that your NZB software is having trouble connecting to the Usenet server. In many programming languages, the software object that the programmer uses to implement a connection between a client program and a server program is, for some reason, called a “socket”.

    Most of the time you will get a more user-friendly error message. But whenever a socket is mentioned, there is some sort of connection problem. The server might be off-line for repairs, or refusing your connection because there is a problem with your account, etc.

    Sometimes there is a glitch in your computer, modem, and/or router, and rebooting all three will clear up the problem. If not, then call your ISP or Usenet provider and ask them if they have a problem on their end.


  3. Happilywanderin says:

    twice now i have switched from newserver with the result that the first download works flawlessly. The second time I try it though all parts are missing when i check the files. As result I get nothing more out of it.

  4. admin says:

    What do you mean by “switched from newserver”?

  5. Happilywanderin says:

    I am now using eweka to access Usenet. Like i said this worked once.
    and recently the message i get is “Logging on to Eweka without SSL”
    which stays there forever.
    I know my account is active though.

  6. admin says:

    What software are you using, and what are your server port settings?

  7. Happilywanderin says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.8

    Name : Eweka
    URL :
    8 connections
    port 119
    SSl off

  8. admin says:

    Ok, but what Usenet client software? SuperNZB?

  9. Happilywanderin says:

    yes superNZB

  10. admin says:

    If you turn on SuperNZB’s debug feature, it will create a log file which might contain a useful clue. Please see this page:

    Also, you can try using the “Test News Server” feature on the “Help” menu.

  11. Hugh says:

    Does an iPad app exist for the ezgroup software? If not, will one ever exist?

    • admin says:

      No, there is no iPad version. It’s not impossible that we would make one in the future, but we are not working on one now.

Leave a Reply