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Old 05-23-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question Is there an internet file sharing app. for Linux?


Can anyone tell me if there is a good internet file sharing app for Linux? Something equal to Kazaa? I heard there used to be a Kazaa for linux but that it is no more. I wouldn't want to share any files the RIAA says I shouldn't share mind you
 
Old 05-23-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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U can user Limewire or gnutella

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Old 05-23-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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There are a few filesharing applications for linux. Do a search on freshmeat.net. The ones I can think of right now are *mule, limewire, gtk-gnutella.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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I use giFT, it connects to OpenFT, Gnutella, and Kazaa Networks. Works great!
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:25 PM   #5
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or.....
Apollon.

Apollon rocks.
it has a nice KDE gui.
and can connect to many different protocols.

it can connect to OpenFT, Gnutella ( which is the limewire and gtk-gnutella protocol), AND FastTrack (the Kazaa network)

http://apollon.sourceforge.net
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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Apollon is just a client for giFT. You also need the giFT files for it to work.

I stated giFT just for the core and you can choose whichever client you want to use.
Apollon is pretty with its GUI.
giFTcurs is great also an ncurses based client.

I have both and they both work well.
I dual boot winxp and slack and I must say that giFT runs all over windows p2p clients and sharing.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:50 PM   #7
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yeah....
i assumed any1 asking if fileshareing in linux was available, was obviously a newbie.
and althought Apollon is just a frontend to gift... Apollon has gift and the pluggins listed as dependency's... so installing gift will also get you apollon... (depending on what install method u use ofcourse.. u used yum)
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:51 PM   #8
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Yep, giFT and mlDonkey. Sorry, there are no Linux apps that are Equal to KaZaa, as they are far superior to KaZaa. What do I mean? They don't stop at connecting to KaZaa's FastTrack network - that'd be a waste of a good app - they also will connect to others as well giFT connects to OpenFT (lotsa tunes there), FastTrack(KaZaa), and Gnutella at the same time. You former Shareaza users know what I'm talking about. mlDonkey connects to eDonkey/Overnet, Gnutella, FastTrack, soulseek, and others. There, that's my semi-snotty answer for the day. Now go download one of them and start sharing! I want your files!LOL
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:57 PM   #9
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Is there a plugin/protocol for giFT to use the soulseek network? I am happy with what I find on the three networks, but it would be nice to have soulseek network too? or do i have to download mlDonkey.. i like just giFT
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:06 PM   #10
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Not that I'm aware of...love to see an edonkey plugin too, but there are a few clients out there already that do it well. What I want is a BitTorrent client that downloads as fast as Shareaza did. I was getting speeds of ~1000k when a torrent took off (one was peaked at 2.7M!). Nothing else has come close. Now its 100-200k, if that. Ahh well. It works well regardless.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:09 PM   #11
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Different for me.. shareaza never did me justice oh well I would like to see the same.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:11 PM   #12
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As a Gnutell2 client, it was a bit lacking, but when you enabled eDonkey, it started to rock. As a bittorrent client, it rocked! (actually, I have had torrents being shared by eDonkey and BitTorrent at the same time with it). But, KaZaa had better hits
 
  


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