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mechcon
2nd December 2009, 08:44 AM
SO... I'm looking into using Usenet.. Was wondering if anyone else here uses it, and if so, what applications do you recommend?

Lutze
2nd December 2009, 08:48 AM
Unison by panic.

decryption
2nd December 2009, 08:48 AM
Unison (http://www.panic.com/unison) or SABnzbd (http://www.sabnzbd.org/)

MacDave
2nd December 2009, 08:54 AM
NZB Drop

No need to load headers.

Dave

mechcon
2nd December 2009, 08:54 AM
Thanks folks :)

Lutze
2nd December 2009, 08:54 AM
Unison (http://www.panic.com/unison) or SABnzbd (http://www.sabnzbd.org/)

Got a friend in the uk that alerted me to SABnzbd the other day. It looks okay, but he said it was a gimp to configure properly. Though now that he is it's downloading at stupidly fast speeds.

decryption
2nd December 2009, 09:18 AM
Got a friend in the uk that alerted me to SABnzbd the other day. It looks okay, but he said it was a gimp to configure properly. Though now that he is it's downloading at stupidly fast speeds.

It's a piece of piss really. Download it, move it to your apps, launch it and then configure it via a web interface. If setting it up confuses anyone you shouldn't be playing in the warez pool.

khalil
2nd December 2009, 10:05 AM
+1 for sabnzbd

mac_man_luke
2nd December 2009, 10:07 AM
Unison here :)

joshcarton
2nd December 2009, 10:16 AM
Unison is the only one I could find. Quite a good bit of software - downloads the NZBs and all, a bit pricey tho.

jeremy_warnock
2nd December 2009, 03:54 PM
and arrrggg do we have a prefred usenet service anyone?

Kimber
2nd December 2009, 05:34 PM
Newshosting is my preferred Usenet service. Been with them for the last several years.

DeanCorp
2nd December 2009, 06:06 PM
hellanzb in terminal :)

khalil
2nd December 2009, 06:46 PM
astraweb for $11USD a month unlimited

DeanCorp
2nd December 2009, 06:48 PM
astraweb for $11USD a month unlimited

+1 :)

DeanCorp
2nd December 2009, 11:07 PM
Unison (http://www.panic.com/unison) or SABnzbd (http://www.sabnzbd.org/)

With SABnzdb, I tried it out, is there any way to actually see your download speed without having to refresh that interface?

Sebastianmonty
3rd December 2009, 01:49 AM
+1 for sabnzbd
Configured instantly off first go. Then problems ensued. I googled and finally fixed it. Now it's great. Has a scheduler and isn't CPU intensive or a memory hog. It's great. I use astraweb. $25 US for 170 gigs. Something like that. It lasts me a few months but is better than $11 unlimited as it lasts me 3 months normally.


With SABnzdb, I tried it out, is there any way to actually see your download speed without having to refresh that interface?

Not too my knowledge. The only other way(what I use) is Menu Meters and I just click on the icon and see what my traffic in and out is.

Phunky
3rd December 2009, 10:53 AM
Internode offers free access to a usenet service for people who use them as ISP

decryption
3rd December 2009, 11:15 AM
Internode offers free access to a usenet service for people who use them as ISP

Yup - it's really good too. They just peer with Astraweb, so whatever Astraweb has, Internode's news server has too :)

DeanCorp
3rd December 2009, 04:33 PM
Internode offers free access to a usenet service for people who use them as ISP

Haha! I read that as Internode give usenet users unmetered data. But then I wiped my eyes :)

kyte
5th December 2009, 08:12 AM
I began using astraweb, then internode started using them for free, so I put that on hold (I think I got 90G for $25 or something, and it doesnt expire) and only use internode. But no, its not unmetered, darnit. Can you blame them?

And another vote for Unison, but I'm going to look at that other one that decryption mentioned, as well.

DeanCorp
5th December 2009, 05:34 PM
Why doesn't anyone use hellanzb?

NeoRicen
5th December 2009, 07:25 PM
+1 Unison + Astraweb

Unison is getting some nice improvements as well soon.

Geoff3DMN
7th December 2009, 06:33 PM
Unison and Internode.

MacFactor
8th December 2009, 06:50 PM
emacs (Aquamacs) + gnus !

MiW
8th December 2009, 07:08 PM
I tried Unison on the weekend and thought it was below average. It does not offer PAR/PAR2 support natively.

(A must for some of those 365 day postings that have degraded over the year its been posted).

It does not automatically pause repair archives depending on need.
The queue is not designed for large 100 file+ releases, and does not support any auto repair or extraction options.

This is functionality that a modern usenet client should support, and i will give SABnzb (I have not heard of that one) a go.

Does anyone else know of any good usenet clients for OSX? Its tempting to just compile one of the linux ones...

MiW
8th December 2009, 07:10 PM
SABnzbdPlus. cross platform. python. open source. scriptable. 3rd party addons.

We have a winner.. or is that WE HAVE A WINRAR...