News Drowning: an alternative method to news expiring or "how not to be drown by news"
Pedro Vasconcelos and Rogério Reis
Departamento de Ciência de Computadores & LIACC
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre, 823 4150 Porto, Portugal
We describe an alternative method, that is triggered by the need of disk resources and chooses the articles to purge by attributing a weight to each article, according to its age and newsgroup.
This new method achieves both a better use of available disk-space, and a better response in critical situations avoiding the tedious need of the news administrator continuous surveillance.