Author Topic: Detect and stop downloading DMCA removed text files (Astraweb)  (Read 11975 times)

Offline zer0gig

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Lately on Astraweb, content that has been removed due to DMCA isn't deleted from the server but rather replaced with txt files containing a message saying removed due to DMCA, they aren't just small text files either, they are the exact size of the original file. If you are supposed to be downloading a .rar or .r01 etc, it would be helpful if Alt.Binz detected that it was getting txt files rather than rar files and stopped the download.

I can provide a DMCA'd nzb file if you need a sample.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Detect and stop downloading DMCA removed text files (Astraweb)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 05:10:39 PM »
I was under the immpression it's 30bytes file per article, so I would like NZB where it's exact size as original (->pm)

Offline Hecks

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Re: Detect and stop downloading DMCA removed text files (Astraweb)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 07:20:26 PM »
Headers are always the same for these files apart from msg ID, so easy to check before any download:

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Path                     : news.astraweb.com!not-for-mail
From                     : dmca'd
Newsgroups               : dmca'd
Subject                  : DMCA'd
Date                     : Tue, 11 Sep 2001 08:46:30 GMT
Message-Id               : <1338102463.79802.1@eu.news.astraweb.com>

The date is ... interesting.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Detect and stop downloading DMCA removed text files (Astraweb)
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 08:07:14 PM »
But in this case not all articles were removed.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Detect and stop downloading DMCA removed text files (Astraweb)
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 03:20:11 PM »
This has been implemented now.

Setup->Misc #3->Pause collection when articles were removed by usenet provider
Default:false

Once this is checked, when altbinz detects DMCAed articles it will pause collection and inform the user via log and popup message.