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Re: [Pan-devel] [patch] Accommodating Giganews users (20-50 connections)

From: Heinrich Müller
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] [patch] Accommodating Giganews users (20-50 connections)
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:40:33 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.135 (Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea; GIT 7b22759 master)

Am Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:18:34 -0400 schrieb Rob:

> On Monday 05 September 2011 03:45, Nicolas Richard wrote:
>> As Duncan mentionned it, you don't even need to patch the source code:
>> you can change this in the file ~/.pan2/servers.xml
> And then any time you make a change to a server's settings, like
> changing the password, you have to edit the file again.  All because of
> a document that hasn't been updated for most of Pan's lifetime, from an
> age before Usenet was primarily a means for transmitting binaries.
> When commercial NNTP servers actually advertise how many simultaneous
> connections you can make as a means of differentiating themselves from
> other services, it's time to let that part of the GNKSA die.  If the
> authors don't care enough to revise it, it's time to let all of it die,
> or just issue your own and call it "GNKSA 3.0" since they won't care
> about that either.
> Rob

I guess the only advantage of simultaneous connections would be 
if pan handled multiple downloads (multiple files) at the same time, 
which it doesn't atm.
Perhaps in the future it will, who knows? ;)

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