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An internet program designed to read Usenet news. It is often similar to, or integrated with an E-Mail Client. Some news readers are designed with sophisticated composition and threading features to facilitate discussion, and others are designed specifically and solely to upload and download binaries. A non-exhaustive list of examples follows:





Newsgroup Service Providers

Binary Download Tools
  • Newsan – WWW / Perl frontend to a newsserver. Meant to grab and post binaries rather than reading or posting text. Supports NZB, PAR2, and many more.
  • PHP News Reader – WWW / PHP frontend to a newsserver with a more purpose features. Has native NNTPS support. Also supports a broad number of other protocols like POP3/POP3S via modules.
  • Newsgrab – A CLI tool to download binary multipart encoded messages.
  • nget – Multi platform CLI tool for binary downloads, with yEnc support and other features. See the nget entry for frontends, related software, etc.
  • ubh – Usenet Binary Grabber is a multi platform CLI tool for downloading binaries, coded in Perl. Has yEnc support, uuencoded support and uses a MySQL database for config and log purposes.
  • GrabItGUI, free, Windows.
  • NINAN – “a webapplication to download binary content from news servers. Ninan Supports the NZB file format for easy download and runs on a server or workstation on a OS supporting Java 1.4+”
  • Klibido – rich-featured binary leecher, for KDE.
  • Newsbin – A very known and popular binary leacher with loads of features. Runs through WINE and Linux port is in the make.

Binary Upload Tools

NZB specific

Other Tools

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