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NewsFinder is a tool designed to help you find public access news servers. Public access news servers are news servers that allow anyone (i.e. not just the customers of the ISP) access without a password. They are extremely rare.
NewsFinder falls into my "special purpose/expert tool" category. It is not indended for novices. If you don't know what a public access news server is, or don't know why you would need to use one, then you can probably stop here. The documentation is sparse, it hasn't been as thoroughly "idiot-proofed" as my other software, and it might not even do anything useful for you.
Here's how NewsFinder works:
Public access news servers are extremely rare. I did a simple search and the only one I found was "news.frontiernet.net". This would indicate that either 1) NewsFinder doesn't work, or 2) There just aren't that many public access news servers.
Low Latencies and High Throughputs are good.
If that really is the case, then perhaps NewsFinder doesn't even serve a useful purpose! :(