[Reposting to a.b.automobiles] ---- "reposting" is an active verb
I can empathize with the frustration you guys are feeling as I used to
experience it myself. That is until I learned a little more about how
Usenet works, and got the right tools to do the job. Now, my 3 terabytes of
storage can't hold everything I dl from Usenet.
First off, if you would have noted the time stamps you should have been
able to tell that it's STILL uploading. It isn't finished yet. Power-Post
is estimating it will take another 9 hours. And after it finishes it takes
some time to propogate from my upload server through to your download
server. If you download 1 part, take a look at the headers and it shows the
path of all the servers it had to propogate thru till it got to yours. Your
server may not be getting a direct NNTP feed and they may not be refreshing
very often so it will take longer to get through.(sometimes days). Then
there is the possibility that your server doesn't allocate enough storage
space for a particular group causing low retention rates. I picked
a.b.automobiles to upload to because it has very low activity. Most ISP's
don't have their own newservers. They simply re-sell a partial feed from
one of the premium companies.
If you can't afford to subscribe to a premium newsserver then learn about
all the free or almost free servers available out there. They will have
lower bandwidth but good retention rates. Use them to get the pieces that
are missing from your primary server.
Lastly, get a decent binary newsreader program. Outlook sucks. Try Newsbin,
Newspro, Newsrover, etc. I haven't used Agent in a long time but it used to
drive me nuts trying to put all the pieces together. Maybe newer versions
are better now. With a good newsreader it will scan multiple servers to
find all the pieces to a file and put them back together for you. This is
especially helpful if you don't have a premium server and rely on free
Use the Quickpar to reconstruct missing, incomplete and damaged pieces.
As of late last night everything that finished uploading was complete on
Giganews, Fusenet and Bellsouth.
The following links will assist you in learning how to download binary
files, or get the tools you need.