sn is a small news system for sites which serve perhaps a few dozen newsgroups, and which have a slow connection to the Internet. The target user is a home or SOHO with a single modem connection to the Internet and serving a few workstations. sn also includes a mail-to-news filter.
SuckMT is a multithreaded replacement for suck that uses client NNTP to download news messages from a news server. It automatically balances the download of all news items over several NNTP socket connections, thus actually using a lot more of the available bandwidth. SuckMT includes kill/keep rules that are regular expressions which can optionally be case insensitive. Statistics are kept how often and when a kill/keep rule was matched for the last time. To upload new messages back to the NNTP server you will still need tools from the suck package.
Turquoise SuperStat reads the contents of a Fidonet message area in one of its supported formats or Usenet news groups and creates toplists over massive quoters, senders, original content per message, Fidonet nets (Fidonet only), Internet topdomains, receivers (Fidonet only), subjects, and used software, as well as graphs over posting by weekday and time of day. It supports Squish, *.MSG, FDAPX/w, JAM, MyPoint, and tanstaafl's message area base format, as well as Usenet news groups over NNTP or in news spools. Command line and GUI versions are included.
The Usenet Binary Harvester (ubh) is a Perl console application which automatically discovers, downloads, and decodes single-part and multi-part Usenet binaries. It automatically assembles multi-part binaries, provides searching via Perl regular expression syntax, and provides a pre-selection capability whereby the user can interactively choose which binaries to download. Ubh uses a standard .newsrc file to control which groups to process, and uses the .newsrc to keep track of articles already processed. It also handles uuencoded binaries, MIME attachments, and yEnc encoded binaries.