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Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
Does anybody know if the giFT server does anytihng without a client connected?
when you use giFT, you launch it as a process, then you launch a gui (or cli gui) of some sort to control it. It doesnt appear to do any downloads or make any progress if the client is not open (not that i would expect it to)
so basically the question is, does the giFT server do ANYTHING besides sit and wait for a request for control form a gui when its not in use? is there any seurity issues with just leaving it running? or would it be better to kill off the process?
from my understanding giFT daemon will do whatever you were doing with your front end. It is just the backend of whatever your using. I use apollon for my front end, and even though i close it, giftd is stil running and downloading the remaining files i have in my que. I do believe it is still allowing peer to peer file sharing. So make sure you disable that if your worried.
hmm....would you recommend getting gift/using it? might be a stupid question, I know, but I'm using a plain text-based ftp-client at the moment (I don't have any _big_ ftp-works to do, tough), and even tough it is fast and I like using it, I might be interested in getting some graphical fellow to do the job....so is gift worth it?