Re: This free firewall any good?



"Rusty James" <ferrante276-rustyjames@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:hkait2tq5ri565tmb4jnmo5qml4qcbfjfj@xxxxxxxxxx
Please check this out and let me know if you think this would be a
good firewall and it is free:

<snip - duplicate post but *multiposted* instead of crossposted>

When submitting the SAME post to MULTIPLE newsgroups, cross-post! Do not multipost multiple but *separate* copies of the same message. General rule of courtesy is that the newsgroups must be RELATED and do not include more than 4 newsgroups (if you can actually find that many that are related and NOT a parent of another group).

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/usenet/xpost.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting

A point not made is that N multiposted copies will consume N times the space for separate copies of the same post. Crossposted messages have just *one* copy on the server and the groups simply have pointers back to that same single copy. Multiposting wastes disk space on the server. Yes, your post is small but remember that you consume N times the space on one server and then do so on all the newsgroups servers worldwide.

Crossposting helps readers in one group see the replies from those in another RELATED newsgroup to which you copied your post. That way, they don't waste their time duplicating similar replies that already exist.

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