Anybody want to explain Usenet to me like I'm seven?

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  1. Dec 11, 2012 #601 of 1871
    DUDE_NJX

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    Instead of duplicating the effort, I'd prefer to donate to someone who's willing to run it. Please let us know when you have something. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2012 #602 of 1871
    KungFuCow

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    PM'd you....
     
  3. Dec 11, 2012 #603 of 1871
    cheesesteak

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    I can't get NZB.su to integrate nicely with SABnzbd like NZBMatrix did but I do have it downloading but at half the speed I was used to. Better than nothing.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2012 #604 of 1871
    TheMerk

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    That shouldn't affect download speed at all. The indexer merely tells SABnzbd which headers to pull from. SABnzbd uses your Usenet provider for the actual downloading, not the indexer.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2012 #605 of 1871
    Malcontent

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    Nzb.su (any indexer) provides the NZB file for Sickbeard/Sabnzbd. Indexers have nothing to do with download speeds. Download speed has to do with your ISP or Usenet provider.

    Double check your settings in Sabnzbd (server setup, ect.).
     
  6. Dec 11, 2012 #606 of 1871
    dagojr

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    cditty

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    I would LOVE info on how I do this myself or would be willing to kick a few bucks for access. Either way, I'm interested.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2012 #608 of 1871
    cditty

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    What's needed in this? I have a virtual server running that is not getting much use. I see the threads saying bandwidth isn't much of a load on this. Anyone have any real numbers on it?
     
  9. Dec 11, 2012 #609 of 1871
    NetJunkie

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    This is the guide I used:

    http://newznab.readthedocs.org/en/latest/guides/install_ubuntu-11.10/

    Mine is running in a VM in my VMware lab environment at home. I've given it 2 vCPUs, 2GB of RAM, and 200GB of disk space.

    No one has real bandwidth numbers because it varies greatly depending on what you do. If you tell it to go backfill groups a year back it's going to download a ton of headers. If you only care about today forward it's just doing incremental updates...but all this depends on how much and how many groups.

    If you donate to get the Plus version...and you should else it's about useless....you get access to a torrent of NZB data that goes from about 100 days ago to 1400 days ago. Saves yo a lot of download time pulling in headers. Those are what I'm currently importing in to my install. Takes a long time..it's a lot of stuff.

    Once that mass import is done and I've backfilled the groups I care about to bridge the gap back to what was in the torrents my system won't use a lot of resources. If you want to index EVERY group on Usenet that's a diff story..but I'm only doing about 20 right now since that covers all the media I care about.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2012 #610 of 1871
    ScottE22

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    I, too, would definitely be "in" for a TCF-only indexing site. I'm very bummed about NZBMatrix...

    I may take a look at newznab but agree with others -- it might make more sense to pool our resources on a private, shared site.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2012 #611 of 1871
    dilorc

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    Hi Guys. I have a server setup on Amazon EC2. It is not ready for external use yet, but please PM me if interested. If there is enough interest to cover my costs (and there seems to be), I will open it to TCF perhaps as early as tomorrow night.

    Thanks,
    Chris

    You can also email me at cdilorenzo AT gmail DOT com if you like
     
  12. Dec 11, 2012 #612 of 1871
    NetJunkie

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    How many groups are you indexing? Doing any backfill? Curious to see your cost on it.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2012 #613 of 1871
    HellFish

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    FYI, https://www.nzbsrus.com/ is accepting new members. I joined them last year shortly after reading this thread.

    Although I had nzbmatrix setup in SB & CP, I placed it 2nd or 3rd on the list. I mainly used nzbmatrix for manual searching. Their userbase was good, and they always had comments about quality, missing files, etc that most of the other sites don't have. That's the thing I'll miss most.
     
  14. Dec 11, 2012 #614 of 1871
    Peter000

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    I haven't been able to connect with them for awhile.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2012 #615 of 1871
    Malcontent

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    Have you tried using https?
     
  16. Dec 11, 2012 #616 of 1871
    HellFish

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    What program is giving you problems? Sickbeard, Couch Potato, or do you mean the website itself?

    Edit: I see, the API & RSS are down, so it won't play nice with either SB or CP. They need to get on that posthaste.
     
  17. Dec 12, 2012 #617 of 1871
    Peter000

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    No. On my computers it would redirect me to some iPhone forum site. But then I went to one of the searches in history and it took me there!

    As long as NZBsRus is up, I'm fine. They're not the most reliable of sites, the do actually go down from time to time, but it's the one I've been using most often and longest.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2012 #618 of 1871
    brettatk

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    I take it you have to be a VIP member in order to download nzb's from NZBsRus? Is their API usually online or does it stay offline a lot? I wouldn't have a problem donating $12 towards them but if the API stays offline a lot then it won't do me much good.

    NZBS.org has been down for several days so I don't know if they shut down or if they are in the process of moving to new servers.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2012 #619 of 1871
    Peter000

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    It didn't used to be the case, but now you have to be a VIP member.

    I don't know about the API.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2012 #620 of 1871
    brettatk

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    Thanks, I guess I'll just wait and a few days and see what happens. In order to use Sick Beard with them, their API would have to be online. Perhaps they are adjusting things due to the overwhelming amount of new people who have joined. I signed up with NZBS.in a few days ago but they have temporarily shut down in order to move to a new server. Would be nice though to have more than one though.
     

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