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Old 05-25-2003, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hey could anyone tell me about a good file sharing program? Like a Kazaa for Linux, I'm running Red Hat 9, so it would be cool if you tell me a way to find this "program" and how to use it. (I'm very new to linux, so I don't know to much about it, I'm a winbloz baby)
 
Old 05-25-2003, 06:23 PM   #2
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i use gtk-gnutella.sf.net. have you tried searching this site already? there is plenty of info about these sorts of programs if you try a quick search
 
Old 05-25-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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Very recently gIFT added some sort of module (sorry I haven't used giFT yet) that allows one to connect to the kazaa network. This is huge for the linux community since so far the only way to do that was via kazaa lite+wine (which sure sucks).
www.freshmeat.net

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Old 05-25-2003, 06:59 PM   #4
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I downloaded Lime Wire, but it has a .bin extension and I don't know what to do next. Can someone help?
 
Old 05-25-2003, 07:11 PM   #5
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Yes:
rm limewire.bin
That's going to be the best thing to do. You don't want:
1. The struggle to get it installed;
2. The crappy gnutella network as your ONLY choice;
3. Something that uses a very slow front end to do something gtk-gnutella can do MUCH quicker and at half the cost (of system resources).

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Old 05-25-2003, 07:16 PM   #6
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I've used dcgui in the past and it's working great. You can search for p2p clients on www.freshmeat.net OR www.google.com/linux along with of course, this site.

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Old 05-25-2003, 07:17 PM   #7
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where on www.freshmeat.net do i fing this program?

i searched for gift and kazaa and nothing came up.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 07:37 PM   #8
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I installed a gtk-gnutella package, now what do I do from there. It should be ready to run right? I can't find the program to run it. Where does it install into?
 
Old 05-25-2003, 07:56 PM   #9
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Which package did you install? To run it you just type (into a console):
gtk-gnutella

As far as packages for kazaa you aren't likely to find any since it's ran via wine, but for gift:
http://gift.sf.net

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Old 05-25-2003, 07:58 PM   #10
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there are instructions on several filesharing programs on page 3 of my guide - software.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:14 PM   #11
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Hey guys,

I installed Limewire and ran it for a long time. It took a while to get working but its not nearly as good as kazaa for filesharing. Just not enough users. I have Redhat 9.0 and I installed Kazaa lite using wine. I couldn't get version 2.1 working but 2.0 works great. If you want to stick with limewire on redhat 9.0 you have to install with tar. The installer (.bin) doesn't work with redhat becuase it needs you to specify the path to java. Download j2re from sun 1st then install limewire. The readme file in the tar download explains how to install it.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:46 PM   #12
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I'm now running gtk-gnutella and I think its great. Thanks for all your help guys, especially MasterC. You've been a big help, though from my experience with linux You'll probably be helping me pretty soon anyway.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 09:08 PM   #13
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Re: File Sharing

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Originally posted by Azain
Hey could anyone tell me about a good file sharing program? Like a Kazaa for Linux, I'm running Red Hat 9, so it would be cool if you tell me a way to find this "program" and how to use it. (I'm very new to linux, so I don't know to much about it, I'm a winbloz baby)

http://www.deadmule.com/macewan/java...n_redhat8.html
 
Old 05-25-2003, 10:30 PM   #14
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Azain,

With gtk-gnutella are you finding alot of media? I've tried some different file-sharing programs but not that one. Kazaa is working good for me. I tried limewire before than but could never find what I was looking for. Let me know how gtk is.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 02:37 AM   #15
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I think pretty much you'll find the same amount of files (quantity of returns from a search) using both gtk-gnutella and limey, however it seems limey is much better at sustaining a connection and actually finishing the download. However, neither is even close to the quality you'd find with kazaa or it's network, hence the reason I was exstatic to find out about giFT finally including that as a module.

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