Configure Servers

Configure Servers

If you want to download anything, you need to have access to one or more Usenet servers.
These servers can be your own ISP's Usenet server, a free public one or one of the many commercial servers.
For each server you need to specify its parameters.

Note: Check your Usenet provider's documentation for the proper values!

Host The DNS name of the server. Example: news.my-isp.com
Port The standard port is 119. Some servers use a different port number. SSL is usually port 563 or 443
Username Often you need to supply the user account of your news service subscription.
Password Often you need to supply the password of your news service subscription.
Timeout Time out in seconds for error recovery. Be careful, do not set this to a very low value, your news provider will not like that. A common value is 120.
Connections News providers offer different amounts of simultaneous connections (sometimes referred to as slots or threads). You may need to specify the maximum amount allowed in order to get full speed.
SSL Use a secure connection to the server. Note: not all servers provide this or charge extra. Check what address and port you need for SSL with your provider!. Most providers use port 563 for SSL, DO NOT USE PORT 119
Backup Server (Renamed from "FillServer") You can specify additional servers, marked as backup that are only used when the main server(s) cannot download a piece of data. Sometimes it is useful to specify a primary server that SABnbzd should try to get its data from first, often this is a free server. A pay-per-GB server is the typical fill server. Note: you should at least have one primary (non-backup) server for downloading to start.

An example setup using Newsdemon.com:

Host europe.newsdemon.com
Port 119
Username user
Password *
Timeout 120
Connections 8
SSL (No)
Backup Server (No)
Host us-secure.newsdemon.com
Port 563
Username user
Password *
Timeout 120
Connections 8
SSL (Yes)
Backup Server (Yes)
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