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Re: [leafnode-list] Demon News Servers

krasel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Cornelius Krasel) writes:

> Unfortunately, you cannot set the value differently for each group.
> This means that in a high-traffic group with 200 articles a day, you
> will reconsider the last five days on average, whereas in a low-traffic
> group with 5 articles a day, you will reconsider the last 200 days.
> Therefore you should use this feature only together with "maxage".

..which, in turn, may slow things down for XHDR, if their News Troll
supports that.

> NEWNEWS is only supported by a minority of servers. Of course, it
> might be sensible to either give fetchnews an option "have_newnews"
> or check every server with NEWNEWS and only use the traditional
> method of fetching when this fails.

It is supported by the majority of server software, but it's usually
disabled by default.

Matthias Andree

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