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    Hanz™'s Avatar making the world go BT Rep: +3
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    I am wondering how good newsgroups are...
    I am getting 2mb unlimited broadband in about 4 days time, and am wondering if it is worth me getting newsleecher and a subscription with newshosting.com.
    I tried a "cracked" copy of newsleecher, but it wouldn't work it kept asking me to type in the key again, and then saying it had expired.
    I also tried the Beta release and v2.1, but these all need a different key...
    So it looks like I will have to buy it, is the supersearch worth having?
    What are .nzb files, are they like .torrent files?
    If they are, how can a .nzb file download something if it is not on the server you are subscribed to? *confused*

    Should I stick with BT or get newsgroup access....

    Are there any good alternatives to newsleecher

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    Newsgroups are well worth it and the best thing around in my opinion.

    An NZB file tells your client where to go and what to get to alliviate any updating or searching.

    You can easily find an NL app withough the troubles youve mention although you must HOST block also.

    Also we have just signed upp for the referral program to assist in bringing some income to the site here although we havent set up any banners or the like as of yet and dont how or what we will doing as of yet although if you do setup an account with NewHosting it would be great if you would use our referral link as you would be the first one to...
    http://www.newshosting.com/?a=51500

    Last edited by RealitY; 05-18-2005 at 07:16 PM.

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    Hanz™'s Avatar making the world go BT Rep: +3
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    What do you mean by HOST block?
    OK I'll use your referral link if I decide to do it...

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    Get Newsleecher 1.0

    Newsgroups are the best

    It's harder to learn then for example bittorrent or Emule. but when you find out how everything works you will never change back.

    You will need a payserver if you want a server with a good retention. All free servers are crap

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    they're great.
    I haven't used them that much, but imo it's basically jsut like bittorrent only with faster speeds.

  6. Newsgroups   -   #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanz™
    What do you mean by HOST block?
    1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    2. Open the file with Notepad then
    3. Then add...
    PHP Code:
    127.0.0.1     www.newsleecher.com 
    Last edited by RealitY; 05-18-2005 at 08:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealitY
    1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    2. Open the file with Notepad then
    3. Then add...
    PHP Code:
    127.0.0.1     www.newsleecher.com 
    Why is this?

    edit: Hmmm.... It stopped it from expiring. Clever...
    Damn, I was gonna try Yottanews, but it seems not to be working (authentication problems)...
    Last edited by Hanz™; 05-18-2005 at 10:32 PM.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    what reality said above makes your computer reroute www.newsleecher.com to your own computer (127.0.0.1 = the ip it is to be routed too = your own computer)...i guess it's stopping the program from checking if you have a registered copy or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    Get Newsleecher 1.0

    Newsgroups are the best

    It's harder to learn then for example bittorrent or Emule. but when you find out how everything works you will never change back.

    You will need a payserver if you want a server with a good retention. All free servers are crap
    My friend showed my how to use "Xnews" and its pretty easy. I dont use it tho since I cant find anything im looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    what reality said above makes your computer reroute www.newsleecher.com to your own computer (127.0.0.1 = the ip it is to be routed too = your own computer)...i guess it's stopping the program from checking if you have a registered copy or not.
    Yeah, I've used host blocks before, but I never thought they could be used to stop something from checking whether it is registered or not...
    Clever.

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