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Old 02-12-2006, 06:15 AM   #1
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native DC, ed2k, bittorrent clients

would anyone know any native clients for these protocols ?
Old 02-12-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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I don't know what you mean by "native clients", but here's my choice: original bittorrent and mldonkey. mlDonkey (AKA mlnet) supports multiple networks, including bittorrent, ed2k, gnutella and kazaa.
Old 02-12-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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mldonkey's "ocaml" it seems is an interpreted language.

native means that it has been written in an almost-machine code, not necessarilly ASM, but maybe C/C++ or whatever language that runs directly on the processor.

mldonkey is quite bloated, memory requirements are too much compared to what uTorrent reaches, if uTorrent takes less memory there is no reason a linux client can't be natively written in the same way.

I don't run linux because I like watching the Tux graphics, I need Linux for being able to do things, but what's the point of being able to do them if it is not allowed to do them (no programs)?


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