Newzleech , a popular NZB search engine hosted in Russia,offers free access to over 600 plus days of binary Usenet posts. You can search through particular newgroups or search all of them at the same time. Also similar to Newzbin’s watchdog feature, you can setup RSS feeds and be notified when new posts are created and match your keyphrase or category.
Newzleech seems to go up and down unfortunately as of December 2010. They have been down.
Newzleech Review Quick Facts
- Free anonymous Usenet search
- Over 610 days of binaries to search among
- Ability to navigate individual newsgroups
- Searches/NZB files created in realtime – not human edited
- URL – Â http://newzleech.com (secure https access not working)
- RSS feed creation
How to use Newzleech:
Simply type in the keyphrase of your search term. Here we have demo’ed it below by searching for “ubuntu linux distro” . Â If you need click on the advanced link to narrow down or expand your search. Once you get it right then click the “Get NZB” button to download your .NZB file. You are can also click on the report button to get a bit more info before you download.
If you have configure your NZB reader / Usenet newsgroup reader properly, it can be as easy as searching for your keyphrase, clicking the “Get NZB” button and then double clicking your NZB file.
Newzleech in action (below)
Advanced searching / browsing Â options:
- Search by group or all newsgorups
- Search by Min age – 1 to 610 days
- Search by Max age – 1 to 610 days
- Min and max file size – in MBs
How to configure RSS feeds and Newzleech
First the disclaimer, Newzleech’s RSS feature as stated on their website is extremely experimental. Also according to their FAQ, RSS feeds are updated about every 20 minutes or so don’t go set the update for any less than that. (A suggestion would be every 6 hours ) Â Also you are limited to ten search terms per IP address and overages are added to a temporary banlist.
That said, Newzleech’s RSS feed search is a great way to easily monitor Usenet for your favorite topics.
RSS Feed Variables
- n = Number of posts to check. Max 80, min 15
- g = Groups to search. Defaults to all groups
- s = Search term. Replace spaces with +’s
Sample RSS searches
To be informed of posts that match ‘Fedora Core 4’ in all groups you’d use:
To search all posts made in the group alt.binaries.test:
Quoted from their site: This RSS feed is extremely experimental. Report any problems in the forum.