Features - Scanning Multiple News Servers
If you have access to more than
one news server, you can specify up to 32 servers in News Rover. News
Rover keeps track of which newsgroups are available on each news
server, presents the appropriate newsgroup list based on which server
is selected, and only attempts to scan newsgroups that are appropriate
for a server. You can create
interest groups that contain newsgroups
on one server and newsgroups on a different server (as well as
newsgroups that are available on all servers). When the same
newsgroup is scanned on multiple servers, the
duplicate message elimination feature
of News Rover prevents it from collecting
duplicate copies of messages that are on multiple servers.
Multi-part file reconstruction can combine
parts of files found on different
servers; this greatly increases the chance of getting complete files
that have many parts.
If you define more than one news
server, you can set up an automatic scan list. You choose which news
servers are to be scanned and assign priority numbers to the servers.
When you click Run, News Rover scans the newsgroups on the highest
priority news server and then does the scan for lower priority news
servers. If you wish, you can exclude some servers from the automatic
scan list, and you can disable automatic scanning and manually select
a news server to be scanned. If you have configured News Rover to
dial your news servers automatically, it will
do the dialing as it switches between servers.