Re: News Feed

Rudy Komsic ( (no email) )
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 15:13:56 -0500

Well we use DNews FULL News Feed ( Not sucking) and it works great.... allows
us to set the speed of the feed so that our Internet connection does not bog
down... I found it more useful and easier to set up than Netscape's news

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Whisenant <>
To: <>
Date: March 2, 1998 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: News Feed

>Very Important Item
> First find out what type of software is being used by the provider of the
>feed. Then make sure the software is compatible. If you will be running
>under Windows NT then your options are DNEWS, MetaInfo News Channel,
>Netscape Collabra, Microsoft Commercial Internet System. Each have
>strengths and weaknesses. I have ran every one and personally (please no
>flames) did not like DNEWS, less configuration, poor support, and was
>basically a sucking feed rather than a true news server. It would also be
>important to understand the volumne and how much news you want. A full
>feed, the big 7, etc... Netscape has many advantages and disadvantages, it
>is the closest to innd and has the best logging information of the four.
>Netscape still does not understand support is not a 7-7 5 day a week job.
>With recent layoffs, etc they may not be able to support you. NewsChannel
>is nice, has many wonderful features, but limited ability to view the logs
>to determine what is going on with the machine. Microsoft's is nice, uses
>SQL which improves performance. The best performance machine around, but
>it is still a new product and as such has a bit of growth to make it great.
> Right now I would recommend NewsChannel if you are just starting our and
>not that familiar with the NNTP protocol.
> If you were running it on Solaris, then hands down Breeze from Cyclone is
>the absolute best perfromance, supported option today!!!!!!!
>At 02:17 PM 3/2/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>Currently we are using a service for news but my boss wants to take a news
>>feed. Can anyone recommend news server software? Last time I went through
>>this it looked like Dnews was the answer. Also can anyone fill me in on
>>the horrors of taking a feed and what is involved? Any help will be
>>greatly appreciated.
>>Ray Carpenter
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