unofficial abma/aba faq
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1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. Newsgroups
4. Encoding
     a. uu
     b. mime
     c. yEnc
5. Archives
     a. .rar/.r##/.part##.rar
     b. RAR recovery
     c. .ace/.c##
     d. .###
     e. .zip
6. Support Files
     a. .sfv
     b. .par/.p##
     c. .rev
     d. .idx/.sub/.ifo
     e. .smi/.ssa/.srt
     f. .nfo/.txt/.md5
7. Newsreaders
8. Posting
     a. Bad Requests
9. Auto-Posters
10. Hentai
11. Formats/codecs
     a. avi/ogm
     b. mpeg4
     c. mpg
     d. rm
     e. audio
     f. linux
12. News servers
13. Software
14. Appendices
     a. About the FAQ
     b. Mirroring the FAQ

The new home of the FAQ is http://animeusenet.org/wiki/.

This site exists only for historical/archival purposes.

9. What software is good for posting binaries?

Posting Software

Power-Post 2000 (Windows;UUEncode) [Onakra, Zen, Keikai, ed.]

Power-Post 2000 is available for free from http://www.cosmicwolf.com/.

This is the recommended posting software for all uuencoded AB(M)A binaries posting. While some other applications are just as capable, Power-Post is the easiest to configure to post in the format required in AB(M)A. Additionally, it is freeware.

More to be added (and replaced) later

Do not use Power-post 2000 Build 25b yEnc version, it is broken.

Newspost (Linux/*NIX;UUEncode) [xo, ed.]

Newspost is a command-line posting utility for *nix systems. It is available from http://newsposts.unixcab.org The author writes of newspost:

"Newspost is a full-featured USEnet binary autoposter. It is meant as an all-in-one posting solution. In addition to posting files, it can post text prefixes, and generate and post .SFV files and .PAR volumes."

A typical command looks like this:

newspost -y -a file.par -c file.sfv -i newshost.myISP.com -n alt.binaries.multimedia.anime -s "My Subject" *.rar

The above would post all files ending in rar in the current directory in yEnc
(-y) and generating PAR (-a) and SFV (-c) files to abma on newshost with the subject line "My Subject" (it automatically appends the filename and segment counters at the end).

Please see the newspost site for a full list of command-line options. Graphical front-ends for newspost also exist - check freshmeat.net for details.

Agentpost (Windows;UUEncode)

More to be added later.

yEncPost 2002 (Windows;yEnc/UUEncode)

This is the recommended posting software for all yEnc AB(M)A binaries posting.

More to be added later.

yEnc Power-Post (Windows;yEnc)

More to be added later.

Other Posting Software

More to be added later.


User Contributed Notes

Brian Patrie
2005-04-18 08:27pm
TYPO ALERT: "http://newsposts.unixcab.org" should be "http://newspost.unixcab.org". :)