Author Topic: Decrypting hashed releases  (Read 1867 times)

Offline jakethecatuk

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Decrypting hashed releases
« on: 2017-10-06, 12:56:00 PM »
Been comparing my releases with nzbfinder and they have a better hit rate of decrypting hashed releases than me.

Got iRC scraping and running post processing scripts.

Anyone got any thoughts or ideas as what I can try to up my decryption rate?

Offline marauder

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Re: Decrypting hashed releases
« Reply #1 on: 2017-10-09, 11:57:53 AM »
I am curious about this as well.
I have accounts on several other indexers and they all have releases that don't show up even on my USP search
Like easynews or newshosting but they have releases that show up on their sites like usenet-crawler.

Im not sure what method they are using to decrypt the releases.

Just wanted to add this really started to get bad on my indexer about 3 weeks ago when the new US  season started.
Things don't show up at all.
« Last Edit: 2017-10-09, 12:32:41 PM by marauder »

Offline joelones

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Re: Decrypting hashed releases
« Reply #2 on: 2017-10-10, 08:51:17 AM »
Same here. :-\

Offline Adam86

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Re: Decrypting hashed releases
« Reply #3 on: 2017-10-11, 06:42:37 AM »
I've noticed the same as well, my newznab setup faces the same issue as well.

:-(

Offline hardknox

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Re: Decrypting hashed releases
« Reply #4 on: 2017-10-28, 01:57:12 AM »
Hi guys, none of the main devs are responding here directly, but I've read responses in other threads here and on GIT.

Basically it comes down to people uploading to usenet using new methods to hash (encrypt the name) their posts. Those methods are kept private for reasons that can be found on reddit, as reported by Kaibosh in another thread here:

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The guidelines of the subreddit /r/usenet are worth reading.

For this specific topic, try searching that subreddit for "free lunch".

From that you can draw conclusions.

One method was tried and discussed by a user or two on GIT, found here: https://github.com/nZEDb/nZEDb/issues/2494 but ultimately that did not last/work too long.