Recently, a new Usenet binary poster called NewsUp has come to our attention. It’s a command line binary version that was developed in Perl, so it will work wherever that programming language is installed with the necessary modules. With NewsUp, then, you can easily back up all your personal files and/or binary files to the Usenet easier than ever before.
Amongst other things, this new program features:
• Creates parity file
• Multi connection
• Creates a local NZB after upload
• Creates a splitted 7zip file.
Any time you use NewsUp to upload binary files or folders to the Usenet, the program will automatically generate an NZB file for later retrieving. This 7zip archive could consist of numerous 10MiB files. The “compressed” (compression rate is really 0) version will be in 7z format. This program can also generate parity files.
There are some important things NewsUp won’t do that you should know about as well. For example, like we pointed out about, the program doesn’t actually generate compressed archive files. It also won’t create rars or zips.
If you’ve used previous versions of NewsUp, it’s important to know that the entire program has been rewritten. Therefore, if you experienced any issues in the past, those have more than likely been addressed.
To take advantage of all that NewsUp can do, your system must have the following requirements:
• Perl (ideally 5.018 or higher)
• Perl modules: Config::Tiny, IO::Socket::SSL, String::CRC32, XML::LibXML (all other modules should exist on core.)
• Sufficient disk space (i.e. if you’re uploading a 200MiB file, it will require at least 201MiB free space)
As long as you have all of the above requirements accounted for, all you need to do is download the program’s source code. Everything can then be handled by command line.
It’s long been said that the Usenet community needs more and better options for posting and/or uploading binaries. Will NewsUp be the solution we’ve been looking for? Only time will tell, but it’s definitely a good effort. Keep in mind this is the first version of a new project, meaning you can probably expect improvements as time goes by and the developed receives feedback from the market.
NewsUp is licensed with GPLv3. (General Public License version 3). Check it out today if you’ve become fed up with the challenges that go along with trying to post binaries and you are familiar with Perl. Hopefully, in time, NewsUp and other USENET news posters will make these frustrations a permanent part of the past.