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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm
by Lebowski
Astra is $12/month unlimited if you click the banner from nzbmatrix. And headers are better than nzb sites and supersearch because you see everything posted to that group, not just what nzbs someone uploaded to a site(which could leave stuff out) and not know what you are looking for to search for it. How about a SuperBrowse tab that indexes a group instead of downloading headers?

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm
by tommo123
is there a program we can install that will do a similar job of GA but for astraweb?

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm
by Smudge
Nope but a future version of NewsLeecher will attempt to download compressed headers before regular headers so you won't need to use an external accelerator program. This includes Giganews, Astraweb, Newshosting, and I'm sure many others.

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:40 pm
by tommo123
ta smudge.

any kind of eta on it though? i mean by end of this year, 1st quarter next year etc?

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:41 am
by Smudge
very soon.

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:31 pm
by tommo123
tis there now - slightly buggy but there :D

yay, just re-ordered

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:02 am
by abc
B-Fix wrote:
zrubavel wrote:Yes, I am willing to share this piece of software, but I want people to check it out first, so if anyone is interested, please PM me here.
I've just installed the proxy. It really works! I get a download rate of 2-4 mBYTES/sec. on my 4096/512 dsl line.

say can I try it out too??

Send it to me please.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:01 am
by ZaruenMakai
i just made the jump to astraweb and i would like to get headers faster.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:10 am
by Smudge
Upgrade to the NewsLeecher 4.0 beta and it will download the headers in compressed format.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:28 pm
by ZaruenMakai
i am using newsleecher 4.0 beta 15 revision 2

but its still not as fsat as it was with giganews accelerator , only xyz compression is i think.. oh well, worst case , one sever could be used for header downloading, and the other one , article downloading


if that guy has the proxy program , id love to give it a try.l

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:11 am
by thenormal
i'm using giganews but astraweb's offer is tempting me.... the only thing that keeps me away from it (yet) is that i'm not sure about this newsleecher's compressed-headers functionality with astraweb.... I use the giganews accelerator and it works great, i can download millions of headers in a matter of seconds.

So how are newsleecher's latest betas performing with astraweb's servers when it comes to compressed headers?

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:40 am
by ZaruenMakai
astraweb only works with headers compressed in xyz format which newsleecher does not yet support.


so the bail is there is a way to make it work , but only few know how. I wish I knew