What is Usenet?

Usenet is a universal distributed Internet discussion system. It evolved from the general purpose UUCP architecture of that same name.Duke University graduate students Tom Truscott ... Full story

About PAR & PAR2 Files

IntroductionPAR/PAR2 files, or Parity files, are God's gift to the newsgroups. They are the answer to the problem of missing or damaged files in an ... Full story

About RAR Files

IntroductionThe RAR format is a compression format like ZIP, but is much more capable and fits well into the Usenet community. Both the RAR format ... Full story

About Newsgroups

The newsgroups are part of a worldwide distributed network that was first started way back in 1979. There are thousands of decentralized and independent machines ... Full story

About Newsreaders

IntroductionA news reader is a program that you install on your computer to connect to a news server where all the messages are stored. There ... Full story

About News Servers

Introduction A news server is a machine that stores all of the messages for the newsgroups that it carries. It communicates with other news servers to ... Full story

The Newsgroups Intro

The BeginningThe Newsgroups, also known as Usenet, are a special part of the internet that pre-dates the World Wide Web. Once upon a time when ... Full story

Collection of Useful Sites for Usenet Users

Sites in Green are 100% freeSites in Red are NOT freeSites in Orange are free but offer a Premium (VIP) serviceUsenet Search Engines ... Full story

The three things you need to start using Newsgroups

Newsgroup ProviderClientIndexerNewsgroup Provider: Essentially a massive collection of servers that automagically download everything uploaded to usenet, and then allow you to download it from them. ... Full story

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