I have just recently started using Newsgroups. I have very little knowledge about them but do like to try to work out best way to use anything pc or internet related. I have signed up to Newsdemon, an unlimited download package with apparently 20 connections. This also gives me Newsrover to search with.
My inquisitive mind has already messed about with the configuration on newsrover several times. Had to reinstal a few times also cos i aint always the most patient.
I have found that NZB files seem to be an index of all parts of a file i wish to download. So i use the NZB index from this site to download full files.
Anyway heres some questions if anyone can help.
In Newsrover, the default settings are 3 connections to subscribed newsgroups, 3 to autoscan and then it is set as a total of 3. My arithmetic would set it to 6 but i assume it is a total of 3 for some reason. Now if i am downloading an NZB file does altering these settings make any difference to download speed or do they only matter if i do a search in a newsgroup for a file.
In the configuration there is a NNTP port set, there is also a check box for an SSL connection to port. Newsdemon do have an SSL newsserver. There are 4 newsservers listed in a drop down box, one of which is secure. Should i tick this SSL connection box for all 4 servers, for the secure server or for none of them, would it make any difference. Can anyone point me in the right direction for an easy to explain guide to using newsgroups, getting best speeds, understanding configration etc. Thanks for any help in advance.
Sory shoud have mentioned i have 50 meg broadband, so any advice on best settings for No. of connections etc welcomed.