Are their Any ftp Solutions for Grabbing Binaries in an nntp?
chime at hubert-humphrey.com
Wed Jul 9 21:10:39 UTC 2014
In an ideal World, it would seem that I should be able to run an ncftp style
client to list-and-grab binaries of an nntp server. Sure, I understand there are
several Linux clients where you practicly must know exact article numbers, such
as aub, lottanzb, papercut, newslight, sinntp, nntp-pull, and nget. For myself,
as I am rather
comfortable with trn4 and Pine for dealing with Usenet, these other solutions
I suppose if we could really get Leafnode configured with trn4, then maybe I
could load larger groups. One of our LUG members, who I convinced to join this
list, wondered if "curl" would do the trick? But looking in its manual, I see
nothing about news, usenet, or nntp.
I have many times looked in the Debian repo, but seemingly the better more
robust clients are made for graphical settings, including windows.
Aside from an amount of large articles, trn has many troubles with quite high
article numbers, so whats a grabber to do?
Now, yes, occasionally I use an Easynews web solution, but Giganews has a larger
archive, but only nntp--and-they know seemingly little about Linux solutions
which work well with speech.
Thanks so much in advance of any solutions.
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