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Newznab - Anyone using it? - DejaVu - 2010-09-29 00:06

I've been looking into this 'NewzNab' and have to admit, it's extremely interesting. Albeit a little hard to find information on it anywhere (site's a little vague and the link to googlecode is confusing for the normal end user). I've managed to install and get it running after reading that Couch Potato 'supports' it.

I am currently running the loooooong process of 'Updating the Binaries' using my Localhost Xampp server.

Does anyone have any information on this thing, I know what it is and what it does, but documentation is few and far between. I also realise it's new and awaiting a wiki - but I am very eager to sort this out.

I'm also looking for information on a Web Server PHP Implementation of all the tools integrated together which can be assessed at a glance like a Web Dashboard (CP, Sick, Sab, NewzNab, XBMC). I've noticed a few on here with skills have managed to accomplish it. I've been trying to dig up alsorts of information - but I might as well be banging my head against a brickwall with the progress I'm making!

So far I have a Navigation to the utilities @ localhost. But that's it! I would love a way to monitor attached HDD usage, new TV Shows, recently added to library, failed downloads, etc in a PHP environment.


- jfath - 2010-09-29 19:57

Yes! I've been running a private server for a couple of weeks and it's working great. I've been through newzbin, nzbmatrix, merlin's portal, etc. and wanted a server I knew would be here next month.

If you want to see it in action, you can try it out at http://www.nzb.su/

Newznab + FlexGet + SABnzbd gives me everything I need.


- DDM123 - 2010-09-30 14:45

I'm running a local server just for the hell of it, and I have it mostly working. However, using lighttpd, I get 404's when I try to browse any of the categories (browse?t=2000) and with apache, I can't even get to the /install directory and going to localhost:90/ writes out the config.php file to my screen.

Any pointers?

EDIT: Screw it, it's kinda silly for me to have my own server.


- danz0l - 2010-09-30 16:02

I tried it on xammp on windows and was impressed. It does what it does very well indeed but boy does it suck bandwith resources Smile so ultimately i gave up. Not for me i don't think to run on an 8mbit connection.


- danz0l - 2010-09-30 16:38

jfath Wrote:Yes! I've been running a private server for a couple of weeks and it's working great. I've been through newzbin, nzbmatrix, merlin's portal, etc. and wanted a server I knew would be here next month.

If you want to see it in action, you can try it out at http://www.nzb.su/

Newznab + FlexGet + SABnzbd gives me everything I need.

Great site Smile Hope you don't mind me using it SmileBig Grin


- danz0l - 2010-09-30 16:39

DDM123 Wrote:I'm running a local server just for the hell of it, and I have it mostly working. However, using lighttpd, I get 404's when I try to browse any of the categories (browse?t=2000) and with apache, I can't even get to the /install directory and going to localhost:90/ writes out the config.php file to my screen.

Any pointers?

EDIT: Screw it, it's kinda silly for me to have my own server.

I went down the same path mate then thought "this is silly" lol


- jayhawk785 - 2010-10-05 19:38

newznab is pretty stable now, ive been running it on http://nzb.su since we first started working on it. You can join the irc channel and we'll answer any questions you have about it.


- Flomaster - 2010-10-05 20:11

jfath Wrote:Yes! I've been running a private server for a couple of weeks and it's working great. I've been through newzbin, nzbmatrix, merlin's portal, etc. and wanted a server I knew would be here next month.

If you want to see it in action, you can try it out at http://www.nzb.su/

Newznab + FlexGet + SABnzbd gives me everything I need.

on the home page it says it works with, Sab, Sick, and CP

can I add your site to all of these and then scrape or search using your site, if so please give detailed instructions.

when I go into Sabs settings into index sites I do not see your site available like wise for SickBeard and CouchPotato

-=Jason=-


- Newznab - 2010-10-07 09:25

DDM123 Wrote:I'm running a local server just for the hell of it, and I have it mostly working. However, using lighttpd, I get 404's when I try to browse any of the categories (browse?t=2000) and with apache, I can't even get to the /install directory and going to localhost:90/ writes out the config.php file to my screen.

Any pointers?

EDIT: Screw it, it's kinda silly for me to have my own server.

Lighttpd uses different rewrite rules to apache (Which is our default setup) a user contributed most of the lighttpd rules, which can be found in svn .


- agentgreen - 2010-10-07 15:29

What is the bandwidth usage like? What about DB size?


- Newznab - 2010-10-07 15:47

danz0l Wrote:I tried it on xammp on windows and was impressed. It does what it does very well indeed but boy does it suck bandwith resources Smile so ultimately i gave up. Not for me i don't think to run on an 8mbit connection.

Of course that depends on how many groups your indexing, and how often.

Also, if bandwidth is an issue you can set the 'use compressed headers' option which, if supported by your usenet provider, will use the XZVER function to retrieve the headers gzipped.


- Newznab - 2010-10-07 15:58

agentgreen Wrote:What is the bandwidth usage like? What about DB size?

Of course, depends on many factors.

If your taking the defaults, indexing around 40 groups, and backfilled around a year or so - so holding around 150,000-200,000 'releases', and your storing dvd covers and tvrage logos then its using around 4gb of harddisk (around a 1.5gb in covers, and 2.0gb in zipped nzb files)

The database size for that kind of install is just under 2gb, which is based on storing the header data for a couple of days to form releases, and then deleting it when releases are made. nfos are stored compressed in the db, so probably accounts for a fair proportion of that 2gb figure.

Regarding bandwidth usage, there is an option to use compress headers, if XZVER is supported by your usenet provider. This reduces traffic approximately 6 fold. I actually have no clue about how much bandwidth is used, but certainly indexing groups like boneless incurs quite a bit more traffic than groups like teevee.

There is a black/whitelist feature for helping out with some of the more 'active' groups, so a regex can be applied to exclude or include certain headers. This doesnt reduce bandwidth, but can help with reducing noise from things like foreign releases (if youre not interested in them).

The irc channel in irc.synirc.net #newznab is pretty active for anyone wishing to discuss particular scenarios.


- Flomaster - 2010-10-07 16:29

how can I take advantage of your site using SickBeard and Couch potato?

I have no idea how to tie them all together,

instructions for a Noob Please.....

-=Jason=-


- danz0l - 2010-10-07 17:48

Flomaster Wrote:how can I take advantage of your site using SickBeard and Couch potato?

I have no idea how to tie them all together,

instructions for a Noob Please.....

-=Jason=-

Jason, make sure your using the latest of each.

Create an account on http://www.nzb.su

login and then goto Edit Profile:

find the Site Api/Rss Key: and copy it (you'll need it for configuring both sickbeard and couchpotato later).


couchpotato

settings / providers

Scroll down to see newznab

host: http://www.nzb.su

Apikey : Site Api/Rss Key you gained from above.

sickbeard

config / search providers / Newznab Providers

Provider Name : NZB.su
Site Url : http://www.nzb.su
RSS Key : Site Api/Rss Key you gained from above.


- Flomaster - 2010-10-07 18:29

danz0l Wrote:Jason, make sure your using the latest of each.

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EDIT:... man its been a while since I installed SB....
it's now been moved to GIT which makes updating easy Smile with a git pull

all is good Smile

-=Jason=-