Greg Minshall <minshall <at> acm.org>
2014-07-16 03:46:25 GMT
hi. i find my IP address (188.8.131.52) to feature highly on the list
of blocked IP addresses.
herewith a request to be unblocked.
and, also, a request to see if anyone knows how to achieve what i was
trying to achieve (which partially was motivated by wanting to *off*
load news.gmane.org! :).
first, "usage" background: i run gnus in emacs for 20-30 groups. i tend
to keep everything "unread", and, really, use it to answer questions as
they pop up during work. i.e., i'll go to gnus, say "g" (to update the
information on groups), enter some appropriate group, and search the
headers for some key word/phrase. then, i'll "Q" out of gnus, so the
state of the group remains unchanged (it discards information about read
messages, etc.). i could do this from the web, but really prefer the
emacs/gnus interface for navigating.
but, i noticed (or, "it appeared that", given the startup time) that
every time i entered a group, all the headers were being downloaded from
gmane. so, i enabled the agent, messed around with it, probably tried
to download every message ever generated in gmane.emacs.orgmode (and
that, probably, several times, sigh), and was blocked.
here's what i'm looking for: somehow configure gnus to download *only*
the headers (so, if i understand, it will build its
gmane/group/path.overview file, which is a "NOV" file), but never
*automatically* download any article. however, when i press "enter" to
actually *read* an article, download it, and enter the article *also*
into the cache. so, in the future, that article will be served up