[DMCForum] Re: NNTP.
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Nowadays we benefit from Yenc encoding to minimize the download
bandwidth and still keep the same file integrity.

Yenc sped up the usenet by almost 40% after it was introduced.


-Joe

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> I agree with you..  Every so often, I go to the google
> news archive and look up all of my posts from 10+
> years ago.  Recently got back in to NNTP for binaries 
> (Kevin got me on the kick!).
> 
> Anyway, if you download the PAR files with the regular
> binaries (usually RAR files), you can use a program
> called QuickPar to check that you have all of the data
> and if anything is missing it will try and fix it. 
> Works a lot like a RAID system, but on the file level.
>  
> 
> BTW, the binaries are still using the UUENCODE format.
>  However, the tools to encode/decode have gotten
> better.  I remember the old days of having to download
> all of the parts, then use "vi" to edit them together
> and then UUDECODE the file.   Ah, the good old days! 
> NOT!  :)
> 
> 
> 
> --- Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@...> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I haven't.
> > 
> > You have to realize, the last time I was really into
> > Usenet was well
> > over a decade ago. We used uuencode/decode to
> > transfer binaries in
> > plain text format. I gave up on Usenet about the
> > time AOL began
> > letting it's subscribers onto the Internet and the
> > flaming became
> > ridiculous.
> > 
> > Within the last year or so I decided I'd get back
> > into Usenet (for
> > binaries only - forget trying to engage in any sort
> > of reasonable
> > conversation) and tried Binary News Reaper as it was
> > supposed to
> > aggregate the multi-part postings into a single file
> > for you
> > automatically. Either my ISP's news servers suck too
> > bad or BNR sucks
> > because it never works very well and the process of
> > searching and
> > finding complete postings through BNR is too labor
> > intensive.
> > 
> > Sounds like Newsrover is a better piece of
> > software...
> > 
> > -Ryan
> > 
> 
> 
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