Question I've wondered

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Question I've wondered

Postby tacomaguy20 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:01 pm

I've been using Newsbin pro for a while now and I've always wondered that when a file fails, shows a red bar progressing across the screen, and the log file says no such article found, does Newsbin actually download anything? I mean does it use any Mbs of your available download block with your provider? I've never paid that much attention to it but maybe because it shows, for example, a 2Gig file for each download and looks like its progressing slowly (albeit, in red), it got me wondering. I would think that with failed files, wouldn't they just turn red instantly instead of slowly progressing? It seems like it takes the same amount of time for a failed file to finish failing as it takes a proper file to download. Anyways, I posted in the newbie section because it seems like something that I should already know. Thanks
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Re: Question I've wondered

Postby Quade » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:37 pm

Newsbin sends up about 60 bytes of data and gets back about 60 bytes with each 430 error (430 being "post not found"). So while there's some traffic there's not much.

When the posts is there:

--60 bytes--> Server
<-- 300-1Mbytes -- server

When it's not:

--60 bytes--> Server
<-- 60 bytes -- server

Failures are probably the slowest interaction with the server. Honestly if you see more than 10% failure, you should probably delete the download.
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Re: Question I've wondered

Postby tacomaguy20 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:34 am

Quade wrote:Failures are probably the slowest interaction with the server. Honestly if you see more than 10% failure, you should probably delete the download.


I often catch it but that gets me wondering, is there anyway to get Newsbin to delete the download automatically once it reaches a certain % of failure
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Re: Question I've wondered

Postby Quade » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:38 am

Not yet. It's on my plate to add it but I just haven't yet.
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Re: Question I've wondered

Postby tacomaguy20 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:21 pm

awesome thanks
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