Chris Bagnall wrote:
>>Don't know if this is correct place to submit this, but would
>>it be possible to add NNTP (News) option to the Magic Shaper
>>interface. This would give someone the option of setting
>>NNTP to low priority like the P2P option.
>I would have to caution against that. There are a number of organizations
>(especially universities and the like) which operate their own NNTP feeds
>for the purpose of providing user-to-user support and for making network
>announcements. Certainly this was the case when I was at university - they
>ran an NNTP server precisely for this purpose.
Then those universities (or users therein) can create their own traffic
shaper rules with or without the magic shaper.
>To be honest, if your users are using Usenet for large downloads, they're
>probably already using one of the NNTP to HTTP gateways out there like
>Giganews, Easynews, etc, since those will automagically re-assemble the
>files for you.
1) Giganews doesn't offer a NNTP to HTTP gateway.
2) Why would they? Unless they're especially stupid NNTP isn't that
hard to manage using some of the better binary clients out there.
Reality is a nice place, but I wouldn't want to live there.