Slyck’s Video Guide To The Newsgroups – News Servers – New

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How do usenet servers work? (please read details)?

Question by : How do usenet servers work? (please read details)?
I have used giganews with newsbin reader for a couple of months, and tried various search services.

One thing I don’t understand is how every single file I have found in search, I have been able to download. That is probably more that 1,5 TB of files. There are so many server providers that I expected a lot of files not to be accessible to me, in a search with no filter for server provider. I understand that Giganews might be the biggest provider, but this still seems very improbable. Can you explain this?

As a second question I am interested to know is how much data giganews has stored on their servers, and what the collective size of all unique files shared in newsgroups is.
I will write this again PLEASE READ THE DETAILS. I have specific questions, and I am not interested in general information about usenet.
Please DO NOT SIMPLY ADD LINKS that MIGHT have an answer. If you want to answer, please do so after reading the details.

Best answer:

Answer by Ken
Hello,

Here are a couple of links for starters…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giganews

These should be good places to start.

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The electronic zoo: A list of animal-related computer resources (electronic mailing lists, bulletin board systems, gophers, mail servers, usenet newsgroups, & FTP sites)

The electronic zoo: A list of animal-related computer resources (electronic mailing lists, bulletin board systems, gophers, mail servers, usenet newsgroups, & FTP sites)

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Administering Usenet News Servers: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning,Building,and Managing Internet and Intranet News Services,1997 publication

Administering Usenet News Servers: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning,Building,and Managing Internet and Intranet News Services,1997 publication

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Where can I find free usenet servers, that serve binaries?

Question by morenoh149: Where can I find free usenet servers, that serve binaries?
I can find plenty of news servers here: http://www.disenter.com/

But none seem to provide me with binary downloads.

Am I overlooking something or are all binary servers really for PAY?

Best answer:

Answer by CrownPC
I am not sure your purpose for binary but a good free p2p program called filecroc will allow you to search and retrieve about anything from the ARES Network which is very popular. Hope this helps and Happy New Year

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Usenet Servers: News Server Operation, B News, Internetnews, Apache James, a News, C News, Leafnode

Usenet Servers: News Server Operation, B News, Internetnews, Apache James, a News, C News, Leafnode

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Among the operators and users of commercial Usenet news servers, common concerns are the continually increasing storage and network capacity requirements and their effects. Completion (the ability of a server to successfully receive all traffic), retention (the amount of time articles are made available to readers) and overall system performance are the topics of frequent discussion. With the increasing demands, it is common for the transit and reader server roles to be subdivided further into numbering, storage and front end systems. These server farms are continually monitored by both insiders and outsiders, and measurements of these characteristics are often used by consumers when choosing a commercial news service. End users often use the term “posting” to refer to a single message or file posted to Usenet. For articles containing plain text, this is synonymous with an article. For binary content such as pictures and files, it is often necessary to split the content among multiple articles. Typically through the use of numbered Subject: headers, the multiple-article postings are automatically reassembled into a single unit by the newsreader. Most servers do not distinguish between single and multiple-part postings, dealing only at the level of the individual component articles. Each news article contains a complete set of header lines, but in common use the term “headers” is also used when referring to the News Overview database. The overview is a list of the most frequently used headers, and additional information such as article sizes, typically retrieved by the client software using the NNTP XOVER command. Overviews make reading a newsgroup faster for both the client and server by eliminating the need to open each ind… More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1566407

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