Newsreader

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Thu Jun 4 12:29:14 EST 1992


In article <920604105803.21e01083 at ntet.nctr.fda.gov>, WMELCHIOR at NTET.NCTR.FDA.GOV (Bill Melchior, NCTR/FDA) writes:
|> We currently have few Internet users on-site, so the powers-that-be feel that
|> e-mail for the few of us would use less space than the feed.  I'd appreciate
|> some feedback:  1) What kind of expiration periods are common?  2) How much disk
|> space is used by a typical usenet site?  (I assume we'd not be subscribing to

Expiration here - a biologically oriented site on a Silicon Graphics - 

                                       no.    archiving 
				     of days 
# override later defaults for some groups of note
bionet.molbio.genbank.updates   x       1       @
embnet,bionet.software          x       60      @
bionet                          x       30      @
comp.sys.sgi                    x       21      -

# big non-tech groups held long enough for a long weekend
news                            u       7       -

# real noise gets thrown away fast
news.groups                     x       2       -
junk,tor.news.stats             x       2       -
unibas.sequence.full            x       2       -

# throw away some technical stuff not worth archiving
comp                            x       7       -

# default:  5 days and no archive
all                             x       5       -                       
i
The NEWS disk reserved is about 400MByte, including some 
Archives and scratch space for processing. 
We keep comp,news,sci,bionet,eunet, and 
embnet (the new NEWS hierarchy for molecular biology in Europe), 
and unibas (the local university hierarchy), and ch (the 
national news hierarcy). 


disk space used here with these numbers, in 1024 Byte blocks 
97      bionet/announce
74      bionet/biology
408     bionet/general
91      bionet/genome
603     bionet/info-theory
107     bionet/jobs
395     bionet/journals
4407    bionet/molbio
76      bionet/neuroscience
21      bionet/population-bio
789     bionet/sci-resources
1051    bionet/software
38      bionet/users
15      bionet/xtallography
96      bionet/plants

The total  is (again, in 1024 K blocks), 

2271    archive
8265    bionet
3       ch
75287   comp
282     control
164     embnet
3       in.coming
33      junk
7136    news
13      out.going
13358   sci
1282    unibas

Maybe this helps. 

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