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Old 08-04-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
svnativi
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what is the best p2p for linux?


I'm brand new to this stuff and the only reason I go back to windows is for my mp3's where whats the best program?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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Personally I use gtk-gnutella which shares with bearshare, limewire and other gnutella clients. I also have limewire to do the same, and although some of the features with it are nice it's not as stable. Apollon seems to be one that many linux users like, but I haven't managed to get it working yet
 
Old 08-04-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
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yeah, gtk-gnutella is what i use, too and it works quite nicely.

it isn't quite as easy to use as, say, kazaa, on first acquaintance (eg, you need to let it build and cache a number of 'peers' on first starting, which was a bit off-putting at first), and the interface can be a little unintuitive, but it does a respectable job.

Limewire also provide a Linux client (although, as far as I know, all the Limewire clients are written in Java, so inherently cross-platform)..
 
Old 08-05-2004, 10:56 AM   #4
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Thanks fellas I really appreciate it....I tried lime wire but for some reason I can't get it working gives me a couple errors...so i tried qtella and that tells me I need more libs so I downloaded qtx11 but I can't get that working either I'm totally lost man this sux other then that I've gotten everything to work on my box but I NEED MP3'S!!
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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There are also clients available for the eMule/eDonkey network and BitTorrent. You could give those a try. I think most major P2P networks come with linux clients these days (we linux users like to share files too )
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:44 PM   #6
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giFT with FastTrack (Kazaa), Gnutella en OpenFT eh plugins. Apollon is a good GUI for it.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:55 PM   #7
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I personally like the torrent network

The torrent netword is all that I use. It creates an private p2p network for a certain file (usually an album for music). Best part is that I never get joke or bad files.

You can download torrent files from www.suprnova.org and open them with Bittorrent (the basic client)

http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...ery=BitTorrent

or you can download some more fancy clients. I personally use Azureus, but it does require java being installed.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:17 PM   #8
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See that is one of my problems I'm not sure if I did the java vm right and I don't know how to make sure it's running properly. I'm a mess I know but I really dislike MS....u know I installed XP Home on my parents box last week went to install it on mine and I can't activate it because I did it on theirs.... F THEM F ALL THOSE MS BASTARDS!!
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:10 PM   #9
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Get the tar.gz from java.sun.com. Unpack it to /usr/local/java. Make a symbolic link to the java binary like so: 'ln /usr/local/java/bin/java /usr/local/bin -s'. If you get the paths right it'll work.

Yeah MS sucks, I hate them and I'll jump circles for a week if somebody implements Harddisk killer pro in the Blaster virus.

edit. Not me though. I probably won't like it in jail.

Last edited by Haiyadragon; 08-05-2004 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 08:54 PM   #10
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I use apollon and azereurs for my p2p needs. Apoloon is good because it comes as an executable that will install everything by just running one programme.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:16 AM   #11
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edonkey is the best p2p for linux
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:20 PM   #12
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I would say that without question the best client is Apollon. It does Fasttrack (kazaa), Gnutella and OpenFT. Slick interface and superb functionality. It's a QT app, so if you use KDE it will integrate nicely with your desktop.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:26 PM   #13
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www.linuxp2p.com
Quite an empty site, but still...
 
  


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