#32 Limitation for header downloading by age


It would be extremly helpful to implement limitation
for downloading headers from server. By age or by
number. The same way as newsbin(newsbin.com) does it.
Let's say download headers for past 7 days or not more
then 200000 headers. Also purge header beyond the limit
from gzipped archive after download is complete. It
will solve many memory issues when working with huge


  • b1mmer

    b1mmer - 2004-09-17
    • priority: 5 --> 7
  • b1mmer

    b1mmer - 2004-09-17
    • assigned_to: nobody --> donut
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I second this request. I thought I found exactly what I was
    looking for, but without a way to limit the number of
    headers downloaded from a group, I'm stuck downloading a
    couple million instead of the couple hundred thousand most
    recent, where I know they exist.

    I'll keep an eye out and my fingers crossed. Keep up the
    good work!

  • Matthew Mueller

    Matthew Mueller - 2005-05-12
    • priority: 7 --> 1
    • assigned_to: donut --> nobody
    • summary: Limitation for header downloading --> Limitation for header downloading by age
  • Matthew Mueller

    Matthew Mueller - 2005-05-12

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    Limitation based on number of headers is now available in
    CVS with the .ngetrc maxheaders option. I don't see an easy
    way to limit based on age, but if someone comes up with a
    good method for doing it given the limitations of NNTP, or
    even a patch...

    (Changing summary to reflect this)


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