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Usenet was born before the internet. At first Usenet was used to discuss with users around the world on all sort of topics. To make Usenet more evident 9 hierarchies were born as a result from people with different interests wanted to discuss: comp.* (computer related discussions), humanities.* (philosophy, fine arts and literature), misc.* (miscellaneous topics), news.* (news discussions and announcements), rec.* (recreation and entertainment), sci.* (science related discussions), soc.* (social discussions), talk.* (discuss controversial topics) and the hierarchie alt.* at the beginning to exchange self created software. But grew out as the hierarchie were binaries (movies, games, music and software) were posted, and still are posted. Because the binaries (movies, games, music and software) are posted in alt.*. Alt.* became the biggest hierarchie.
So someone decides to upload a movie to the hierarchie alt.*, in the newsgroup alt.binaries.boneless. The file is now posted in the newsgroup and will be shared in the network of servers (usenet servers) which are giving access to the newsgroup alt.binaries.boneless. The network of usenet servers is very big.
Computer A sends a message which is meant for computer B.
The message travels over 3 servers and eventually Computer B gets the message.
Beside computer B also other people can read the message.
Usenet is basically a network of servers (usenet providers) which are giving access to newsgroups.
Usenet newsgroups are internet discussion groups. At first usenet newsgroups were to share or publish text information/foundings on just about any topic you can imagine. Nowadays usenet newsgroups are used to post binary (movies, music and games) files on and still it is used to publish text information and foundings. Usenet consists of 9 hierarchies, if you don't know what hierarchies are, find out under usenet explained.
Usenet Newsgroup Access
Underneath these hierarchies usenet newsgroups were ordened. Such as alt.binaries.boneless and alt.binaries.tv. In these usenet newsgroups, posts (such as movies, games and music) are uploaded and shared on all servers (usenet servers), which are giving access to these usenet newsgroups. If you are connected with a usenet server which is giving access to usenet newsgroups, you are able to download all the latest posts (such as movies, games, music) in these usenet newsgroups. You can download them because you have access to these usenet newsgroups via your server (usenet server).
Below you will find the list of server and how many newsgroups they can access
Before you get mixed up you should know that Usenet Server and Usenet Provider both mean the same.
Usenet Server Access
Besides the inlog data, hostname and ports. Usenet Servers also offer concurrent connections. These are the connections to the server of the Usenet Server from your PC. The more connections you have the faster your download speed will be. Our registered members with experience rated usenet providers for you, so you can learn from their experiences.
But if you want to achieve download speeds over 1 MB/s there is one other very important thing you should know. The Usenet Server does not replace your Internet Service Provider. If you have an ISP downstream of 20 MBIT/s your fastest download speed will be 2.5 MB/s. Why? ISPs always measure in BITS instead of BYTES. In order to calculate the BYTES per seconds, you will have to divide the BITS by 8. You can check your downstream here.
A Newsreaders is a computerprogram that is used to read/download articles, movies, games and music from usenet, for example there are some files you like to have and are posted in the alt.binaries.boneless then its possible with a newsreader to download the files you need. Some of the Usenet Providers (Usenext and Firstload) have got a newsserver where you can download these files at full speed. ISPs often don't have a newsreader and so there are a few to choose from, as a lot of people are using their ISP to download:
Usenet Newsreaders for Windows
Newsleecher, Grabit, Alt.binz, Newsbin Pro, Forte Agent, Binary Boy, Newsrover, SABnzbd, Newsreactor, Ultraleecher, Usenet Explorer, Tamava, Ozum and Xnews.
Usenet Newsreaders for Linux
Hellanzb, Pan, BNR2, Klibido, Ninan, Tamava and Urdland.
Newsreaders for the macintosh
Unison, Hogwasher, Nzbdrop, OSXnews and igrab news.
Usenet Newsreaders and indexing sites
Usenet Retention is the time the usenet provider will held a post on the server. For example linux.rar is posted 300 by user X. Usenet providers indexed that file, but Usenet Provider A is only offering 200 days retention while Usenet Provider B offer 400 days of retention. The file will be available for download on Usenet Provider B, but not on Usenet Provider A. The file linux.rar is deleted by the server from Usenet Provider A. The Usenet Newsgroups are filled with binary and text files.
Usenet Text Retention
Usenet Text Retention is Usenet retention for text files. In the Usenet Provider Reviews we only reviewed the Usenet Binary Retention.
Usenet Binary Retention
Some Usenet servers offer SSL encryption. This means that your connection will be encrypted so that third parties can't control or look into your connection. So downloading with SSL is much safer. This is a list of Usenet Servers which provide SSL encryption: