Thanks anyway. No doubt I should just install it and see, but I am always a
little wary of putting software I'm not sure of into a system that's working
well as it is. Comes from years of dealing with Win95 and '98. (Don't
hardly seem right using a Windows machine that doesn't freeze more than once
or twice a month. It ain't nachurl.)
I have one Win XP Pro box in the house and two Win 98SE boxes.
Nfilter works well on all of them but newsproxy.exe does bail out on
occasion (measured in hundreds of hours of uptime) - I have not found
this to be a significant deterrent to using it.
(I am curious as to why it goes belly up once in a while, though)
With a simple crossposting filter in place I see little of the
nonsense that is posted to the group by the trolls.
Author level filtering takes care of the rest, although I often have
to apply new filters in this way on a daily basis.
I maintain a parallel, unfiltered instance of Agent on my laptop and
every so often will look into it to see what I'm missing.
It is a brief look, but makes me glad that I read the group through
Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker
Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania
On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 19:40:31 +0000 (UTC), "Frank McVey"
I had turned on logging and regex. They proved to be the demons
which were unleashed by the sunspot activity. All is now well
and the trolls are back under the stairs/bridges where they
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I'm running XP-Home Edition. If NFilter acts only as a local news proxy it
just might work.
I'm going to try it and let you know if I get the 'Blue Screen o Death' or
PS: OE ? If this doesn't work, maybe it's time for me to look for a
different news reader.
Owen & Dave,
I'm having 'some' trouble.
WinXP stopped it twice before I selected "Run in compatability mode for:
NFilter is now saying "OVR:09D0 WARNING: Header 'path' is unobtainable
(can't be filtered) OVR:09D0 +006 WA".
I've had enough for tonight.
"Owen Davies" wrote in message
That means your news server doesn't provide that header. Remove the filter(s)
that are attempting to filter on "path", or ignore the warning (it's
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Took some time but I think I got this thing figured out. At least to do the
I modified some of the ones people have posted, and then made a couple of my
Time will tell.
"Doug Miller" wrote in message
Thanks too all!
Yep, it's behaving as you say!
I had some crappy filter commands (at least for my news server) that
evidently made WinXP close it down. But once they were cleaned up..yeh!
"Clint Neufeld" wrote in message
Spoke to soon....
This thing may have been working ok, it sure seemed to earlier. Now it's
I've had it. Just going to use "Block sender" in OE and call it a day, cause
I got plenty to do rather than fighting with nfilter.
PS I am not leaving the rec cause of some jerks.
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