SurgeNews News Server
this product is no longer being developed, you are welcome to purchase it and
use it 'as is'.
- New high performance
fully threaded design.
- Millions of
items. Database capable of handling millions of items per group,
and storing a years news on a single server without suffering degradation
as the quantity of data increases.
- Full feed
- share a full news feed over several serves. Use anything from 1 to
20 servers to spread the load over the most cost effective hardware
and cope with any sized user load. (more info)
- Pull feed -
where bodies are only fetched when messages are read by real users
saving huge quantities of bandwidth. Pull from multiple upstream sites!
- Built in
efficient clean and tailorable WebNews interface. Includes automatic
image thumbnail generator and reconstructs multi part items. (more
users the way you want to. Control user limits by ip or user, and
by day or month usage limits, or by bandwidth. Widearea user limits
so limits can apply over a farm of news servers.
- Proxy mode.
Use SurgeNews/Proxy to front end your system and connect users to multiple
back end news servers each serving a subset of news, thus spreading
the load between multiple cheap systems rather than trying to build
one enormous news server. Proxy mode also includes caching to decrease
back end server load. (more info) (Note
back end's can also be split evenly instead of by group (more
- Spam Proof.
Spammers routinely harvest your users email addresses from newsgroups.
SurgeNews includes a unique technology to replace email addresses in
headers with ever changing addresses. It then acts as a mail server
firewall and only allows responses to the actual news messages to go
through to the real email addresses (and only for a fixed time period)
- Simple to install.
You can be reading news in minutes and the web management interface
will give you full control of all the features - no tricky config files
to struggle with!.
- NOTE: NOT
A DNEWS UPGRADE - this is a separate product, it should not be installed
over an existing dnews installation! Guide to choosing
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DNews to SurgeNews
- SurgeNews is
a newer product, it has the following advantages.
- It's fully threaded.
- It can cope with
larger news groups and larger spool areas.
- It supports a
'proxy' mode for sharing load/groups between several servers.
- It can do multiple
channel header based sucking.
- It has a built
in web admin interface.
- It has a built
in webnews interface.
- It's easier to
install and use.
- On the other hand
- It doesn't have
all the features of dnews.
- It is not compatible
with dnews config settings or dnews database files (you can't trivially
- We recommend people
use SurgeNews for 'new' installations or when upgrading hardware, but
generally if dnews is working fine for you, then upgrading would probably
be a lot of effort/risk with no obvious benefit.