Re: This Group slow to load headers?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by DonB, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. DonB

    DonB Guest

    Thanks very much Craig and Ralph.
    You were correct, the box was checked.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what happens tomorrow.
    DonB

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 03:14:11 +0000, Ralph Fox
    <-echo.invalid> wrote:

    >On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 23:24:12 GMT, in article
    ><>, DonB wrote:
    >
    >> X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.21/32.243

    >
    >> Is this normal?
    >> Does anyone know why?
    >> Headers for NZ Comp always take far longer to download than any other
    >> Group, at least on my machine.
    >> I just received 46 headers here, which took 65 seconds.
    >> Another Group took 12 seconds for 358.
    >> Can anything be changed on my setup, or is this universal?

    >
    >
    >Yes, something can be changed on your setup.
    >
    >
    >What to do
    >----------
    >
    >In Forte Free Agent 1.21, go to
    >
    > Group -> Default Properties -> What to Purge
    >
    >and _remove_ the checkmark from
    >
    > [ ] Always get complete list of server's available messages
    >
    >
    >Why
    >---
    >
    >As two repvious replies have noted, ISPs in NZ usually have a
    >longer retention time for posts in nz.* groups than in other groups.
    >
    >This means that the "complete list of server's available messages"
    >is often far larger in nz.* groups than in other groups,
    >and therefore takes far longer to download.
    >
    >Turning off the above option should speed things up.
    >
    >
    >
    >--
    >Cheers,
    >Ralph
    >
    >"There is only one boss, the customer. And he can fire everybody in
    >the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money
    >somewhere else." -- Sam Walton
    >
    >
     
    DonB, Jul 20, 2003
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