The TCC does no longer runs its own news service. We outsource the service. If you are asked for a password when trying to use the news service that usually indicates a problem with our news provider. If that happens please file a ticket to let us know about the problem.
Our service is supposed to be setup so that anybody requesting the service from a 126.96.36.199 address is allowed to use the service without sending a password.
People with TCC accounts who are coming in to the NMT network (188.8.131.52) from another network will need to establish a VPN session with us in order to have the unrestricted access that our license allows for users on the 184.108.40.206 network (see setting up a VPN connection to connect to us using VPN).