Hi i just signed up with giganews on their free 3 day 10gb trial.
After actually first hearing about newsgroups through an article on the web about the pirate bay getting prosecuted, i decided to look further into it.
A lot of googling later and coming across sites like this, i decided to take the plunge and go for it.
I was fed up of using Aureus being stuck on 10kB/s, despite my 20kB/s upload for a 6gb file.
Well that file was still stuck on 25% - which took me like 1 week, and i found it on newzleech. Downloaded newsleecher and popped the .nzb file into the program and hey presto - i'm now maxing out my 2mbit connection. OMG this is ace!
I'm really new and just wanted to ask a few questions:
i'm currently due to start a 25gb/month package with giganews with SSL after my trial finishes. Is SSL worth it?
my current broadband provider is Talk Talk in the UK. I've read dubious things about their fair usage policy (which is currently at 40gb/month - if you go over that they send you a letter of warning. After about 3 or 4 warnings you get disconnected,) and what they call traffic shaping. From what i've read they apply traffic shaping if your p2p traffic is above a certain amount a month. If you go over it, they will slow your connection down. Do you think they would apply traffic shaping if I use non-SSL connection? this is because non-SSL is currently $5 cheaper a month with giganews (yes, i'm a cheapskate!)
Also are there any recommendations for other usenet providers that may be cheaper? I'm looking to d/l about 30-35 gb a month and also would like ones with a decent retention rate.
And is newzbin better than other sites like newzleech for NZB files? (I will only stick to downloading through NZB files for now) if so, i will ask for an invite lol
thanks for looking