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newznab - open source usenet indexer

Postby newznab » October 28th, 2010, 6:46 am

Ever wanted to access content not indexed by the usual nzb sites, run a public nzb index of your own, or create a private index which you can program against?

Around the time that newzbin went down, a few people were discussing the pain of having written apps which interact with the big usenet indexers via apis, only for the site to go down and the work be wasted. Whilst there was a couple of notable GPLd indexing sites like Ikbin and URD, a couple of people decided to go about writing a new usenet index site, with community features which would have a similar effect that tbsource did to torrenting sites. Something that could be fairly easily installed on a home NAS or web server, churn out nzbs in a user friendly format and work directly with sabnzbd, creating a slick way to find and request usenet content from one interface.

As nzbs.org is the best nzb site on the web :-), we took as many of its features, clean interface and all round goodness and tried to roll it into an application called newznab.

Now newznab is getting fairly stable, it seemed like a good idea to tell a few people about it.

The technology stack is PHP/Smarty application, a mysql database with gzipped nzb files and a simple web based search interface onto the data. It is supported natively by Sickbeard, CouchPotato and Newsflash+ via a pretty comprehensive api

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We offer newznab in two versions, the classic version with all the features to get an index up and running (and is GPL so you can repurpose it as you wish), and the newznab plus edition, which incorporates many extra features such as deep rar password inspection, mediainfo integration, thumbnailing previews of video, audio previews, memcache support and access to many more groups and much more. we ask for a small donation for newznab plus.

Our irc presence is on irc.synirc.net #newznab

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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby jayhawk785 » October 28th, 2010, 8:50 am

Very easy to install, example of running site at http://nzb.su

We will answer any install questions you might have in IRC, and we'll check this thread as well.
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby maxrogers » October 28th, 2010, 7:15 pm

really cool!  8) good work!  ;D
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby Flamez » October 29th, 2010, 7:57 pm

Wished someone could get this to work under lighttpd?
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby NK26 » October 30th, 2010, 8:55 pm

What Kind of bandwith does this use on a average basis?
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby newznab » November 4th, 2010, 8:55 pm

Flamez wrote:Wished someone could get this to work under lighttpd?


You dont need to wish too hard, someone created the lighttpd rewrite rules (which as I understand was the only thing preventing it working)

http://code.google.com/p/newznab/source/browse/#svn/trunk/misc/urlrewriting
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby newznab » November 4th, 2010, 8:59 pm

NK26 wrote:What Kind of bandwith does this use on a average basis?


Of course theres a bunch of factors. I wrote a post a while back on the xbmc forums which has some pointers on bandwidth use.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=619857&postcount=12
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby newznab » November 16th, 2010, 7:52 am

Looks like newznab is now supported by nzbsearcher.

If you are trying out searching, I'd really recommend trying newsflash+ it has a great interface, and works very well with the newznab search api.
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby binhex » November 16th, 2010, 5:26 pm

Wow what a cool idea I really like the idea of running my own indexer hmm going to have to play with this :-) many thanks newznab!  ;D
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby usus2000 » November 30th, 2010, 8:14 am

Hey! Great Idea for an app :) But I've a problem updating the groups...

(Even pan has...) Downloading bins (If I have a nzb file) work but it seams I can't get headers...

The only output (for a random chossen group) I get is:

First: 694766 Last: 696814 Local last: 0
New group starting with 14945 days worth.
Getting 2,049 parts (694766 to 696814) - 0 in queue
Received 0 articles of 2049 requested, 0 blacklisted, 0 not binaries

I think the error is on my side (me myself an I ;) ) Perhaps I don't understand the configuration.

I'm using hitnews as usenetprovider with ssl encryption Perhaps there is an issue...

Thanks in advance!
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby newznab » January 6th, 2011, 10:35 am

usus2000 wrote:Hey! Great Idea for an app :) But I've a problem updating the groups...

(Even pan has...) Downloading bins (If I have a nzb file) work but it seams I can't get headers...

The only output (for a random chossen group) I get is:

First: 694766 Last: 696814 Local last: 0
New group starting with 14945 days worth.
Getting 2,049 parts (694766 to 696814) - 0 in queue
Received 0 articles of 2049 requested, 0 blacklisted, 0 not binaries

I think the error is on my side (me myself an I ;) ) Perhaps I don't understand the configuration.

I'm using hitnews as usenetprovider with ssl encryption Perhaps there is an issue...

Thanks in advance!


Looks like you haven't found any matching binaries for the groups you enabled. Start with something obvious like teevee.
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby newznab » January 6th, 2011, 10:37 am

Alba66peach wrote:Nobody is replying about what bandwidth is required on an average basis.


Yup. I replied higher up. Although without a threaded discussion its not obvious to see.



Quote from: NK26 on October 30, 2010, 08:55:09 pm
What Kind of bandwith does this use on a average basis?

Of course theres a bunch of factors. I wrote a post a while back on the xbmc forums which has some pointers on bandwidth use.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=61 ... stcount=12
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby semel » January 27th, 2011, 9:02 am

Is it possible to make newznab work like this search engine?
http://www.mysterbin.com

showing us what is inside rars
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby newznab » February 26th, 2011, 11:26 am

semel wrote:Is it possible to make newznab work like this search engine?
http://www.mysterbin.com

showing us what is inside rars


Done.
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Re: newznab - open source usenet indexer and all round nzbs.org clone

Postby war59312 » February 26th, 2011, 11:38 pm

Might want to update the links on the first page while you are here.

I get Forbidden on all 3 Google links.
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