# Usenet

# Getting started

You will need 3 things at a basic level before you can download anything:

  • A usenet provider, which will provide servers to download content from. You have to pay for one and many offer in-bulk deals (yearly) which can average out to as low as 3-4 USD a month.
  • An NZB indexer, this is where you will get your .nzb file. An .nzb file is akin to a .torrent file in that it contains a map pointing to the location of the content that you want to download. These can be paid, free, public or private. Just like torrents, private ones are better than the public ones. Indexers usually have a heavily limited free tier and you'll have to pay for full functionality.
  • SABnzbd, which is a download client, into which you will feed your .nzb files in order to begin downloading your desired content. Make sure to put your SABnzbd behind a strong password.

# PAR

A file that contains the computed parity bits from a source file. PAR files are generated from Usenet archives that have been broken into multiple files because of file size limitations on news servers. A PAR file would allow the complete archive to be reconstructed if one of the files became corrupt. PAR files can also be used to verify the integrity of the complete archive. Your download client, such as SABnzbd, will automatically repair or attempt to repair broken files using par files after download.

# Anime Tosho

Anime Tosho is a free, completely automated service which mirrors most torrents posted on TokyoTosho's anime category, Nyaa.si's English translated anime category, and AniDex's anime category (filtered) onto various file hosting (otherwise known as 'DDL') services, as well as Usenet.

Anime Tosho is an amazing source to download weeklies via usenet. To use it, simply click the NZB button under the release title to download the .nzb file which you can then add to your SABnzbd and it'll start downloading.

You can also directly copy the link and paste it in SABnzbd, similar to how magnet links work in torrent clients.

# SeaDex

SeaDex lists all the best releases for specific anime for you to download and enjoy. SeaDex releases which are under 16GB can be found on Anime Tosho while the rest are posted by seadex@releases.moe which you can find here.

# Searching Indexers

You can use either Prowlarr or NZBHydra2 to search several Indexers together instead of searching them one by one.

NZBHydra 2 is a meta search for newznab indexers and torznab trackers
https://github.com/theotherp/nzbhydra2
Prowlarr is an indexer manager for both torrent trackers and usenet indexers
https://github.com/Prowlarr/Prowlarr

# Uploading to Usenet

You can use either of the following to upload to usenet.

ngPost is a CLI/GUI usenet poster for binaries
https://github.com/mbruel/ngPost
Nyuu is a flexible CLI usenet binary posting tool
https://github.com/animetosho/Nyuu

# Usenet Providers and Backbones

# Related Subreddit

/r/Usenet
https://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/