What is the Hurricane?
Hurricane is a reliable, authoritative, and transit-less article numbering and control system in a Newsgroupnetwork that solves many of the problems facing Newsgroup providers. Hurricane allows unified numbering of Newsgroup articles without transmitting articles to a central location. Hurricane allows any number of NNTP POPs (Points of Presence) to receive articles from arbitrary sources, yet remain synchronized.
The Hurricane design allows unified article numbering and control across a network regardless of the source of the articles. Such centralized transit-less article numbering is a Highwinds Software innovation that has never been done before.