Many news servers, including Astraweb provides Usenet access on alternate ports that are set aside for different protocols like telnet, mail, web, or proxies.The post will remain in the download list until you remove it manually.Running Newsbin with UsenetServer will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet connection for the fastest Usenet speeds possible.
Astraweb supports ports 23 and 8080 in addition to the standard port 119 for example.A question that users regularly ask if what Newsbin related files should be backed up in case a disk crashes, or perhaps if you want to move Newsbin to another machine keeping your settings intact.
The Compact view option attempts to take this a stage further by consolidating all the files that make up a file set into a single line in the Post list.Search. Running Newsbin with UsenetServer will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet connection for the fastest Usenet speeds possible.Maximize use of free servers and use pay servers only if needed.If you want to delete a filter then highlight it in the list at the left and press the DEL key.
If you were using the default location for the Newsbin DATA folder area on XP (under the Documents and Settings) area, then you will find that this area has silently been set as Read-Only during the upgrade.
Check the Date and Time on your PC - if it is wrong it can also cause unexpected purging of headers.You will find yourself using this type of filter all the time.This is a form of the Watch Filter type of use mentioned above.
Restart Newsbin: You should now be running using your new Newsbin installation with all files and settings as required.The way to achieve this is to launch Newsbin by double-clicking the.NBI configuration file that you copied earlier.
You may have to configure your firewall to allow access on this port depending on the type of firewall you have.This will include the files described under the section above on backing up Newsbin.
Pad Missing Parts When an incomplete file is assembled, using this option leaves gaps in the file where the missing part would fill in.This is most effective if you choose a high quality, long retention server to serve as backup if your primary server (like the one from your ISP) is missing some critical posts.
Files that are of particular interest (they may not all always be present) are.NewsBin will try every other non-fill server in your server list and, when all else fails, will use a Fill server.This is precisely the behavior that is normally wanted as it means housekeeping of headers is completely automatic and kept in line with your servers.Newsbin will not normally auto-assemble incomplete items that have very recently been posted to Usenet.As an example a value of 1024 for xxx would set a limit of 1Gb.Newsbin is a multithreaded news robot that automatically downloads and decodes binary posts to usenet newsgroups.This can result in Newsbin believing that many of the headers have been purged from the server so it purges the local copies as well.
If they were assembled immediately, the file set would never complete.When you complete your server settings, hit the OK button then look in the Connections tab to make sure the server successfully connects.Once SSL is enabled, every connection to this server will be encrypted with the same technology used to provide security for websites.