Selecting multiple usenet servers

Asked by Bill F

When there are multiple servers defined in LottaNZB's preferences screen, is it possible to select just one of the servers, and not have both running all the time?

Thanks Bill F

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Severin Heiniger (severinh) said :

Hi Bill,

thanks for asking this question. It's currently not possible to achieve this using the LottaNZB UI, but we might add it in the future.

For now, you will need to manually open the file hellanzb.conf in the hidden .lottanzb directory in your home directory. Locate the lines that start with "defineServer" (at the top of the file). Change the value of "fillserver" (which is 0 for all servers by default) to 1 for the server you only want to have as a replacement if a file cannot be downloaded from the other one (whose fillserver value can be left at 0).

I have never tried this on myself, so I hope it works for you! Let me know about the result.


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Best Severin Heiniger (severinh) said :

Don't forget to quit LottaNZB before performing the above steps. After having saved the file and restarted LottaNZB, the change should have taken effect.

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Bill F (wfrazierusa) said :

Hello, I think I solved the problem in the same area of the .conf file, but changing "enabled" to false, rather than the "fillserver" value. What I wanted to do was shut off and not use one of the usenet servers, but still have it defined (user name, password, etc.) so I could use it when required. The enabled items seems to accomplish this. Again, thanks for the quick response, and by the way, LottaNZB is a great program (GUI).

Take care....Bill

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Severin Heiniger (severinh) said :

You're welcome! And thanks for the positive feedback.

As you figured, the "enabled" property is kind of stronger than the "fillserver" property, as it completely disables the usage of this server when set to False. "fillserver" however just indicates whether it should be used as a fallback server only used when the primary server doesn't provide a certain file.