Gnus Manual. Node: Slow/Expensive Connection

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10.3.1: Slow/Expensive NNTP Connection

If you run Emacs on a machine locally, and get your news from a machine over some very thin strings, you want to cut down on the amount of data Gnus has to get from the NNTP server.


Set this to nil, which will inhibit Gnus from requesting the entire active file from the server. This file is often v. large. You also have to set gnus-check-new-newsgroups and gnus-check-bogus-newsgroups to nil to make sure that Gnus doesn't suddenly decide to fetch the active file anyway.


This one has to be nil. If not, grabbing article headers from the NNTP server will not be very fast. Not all NNTP servers support XOVER; Gnus will detect this by itself.

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