Re: [DMCForum] Re: [OT] Battlestar Galactica...
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: [OT] Battlestar Galactica...

On Sat, 18 Mar 2006, Joe OBrien wrote:

> Guess there is at least one good ISP server left then.

I've been running a news server at one ISP or another for about ten years 
now, and I'm not about to start sucking.  :)

> But who do you source your feeds from, how many groups do you have 
> available, and what is the retention on binaries?

I have 21 different peers, 131712 groups (at least a dozen of which are 
probably not crap), and 15 days of binaries.

> Just curious, as if the server is good, maybe I'll give it a try as a 
> backup server.

It is an ISP news server.  We don't sell access to people who aren't our 
ISP customers ( if you're interested to 
see who we are).

Honestly, the remarks that the big commerial news services are better for 
people who wish to leech large amounts of binaries are correct.  I cannot 
match their speed or binary retention.  But I'd still like to think I'm 
doing a pretty good job for a small, non-profit ISP in a market where 
people working for ISPs seem to give less and less of a crap every day.


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