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Old 11-02-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Angry still looking for a decent p2p program...


i've been searching for a decent p2p programs, and i came across gift, so i installed whatever were necessary and the server plugins. however, it doesn't seem to have a lot of files. all i want from a p2p program is to share classical music (heh). there were only about 3 sources averaging my searches, and i was only able to download 1 music that day.

so does anyone know of a good p2p software that deals with a lot of music files? preferably classical music. i'd really appreciate any inputs.

thanks.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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Try gtk-gnutella ( http://gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net/ ), which I find to be a great client, though I really do not know what you will be able to find in terms of classical music. There happens to be a new release today, though I prefer the cvs version. If you compile your own, you have to get used to the ./Configure (versus ./configure) script which does not use automake per usual.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 06:54 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply. i've tried gtk-gnutella, the latest stable, but it was just too rare to be connected to a server and maintain the connection. so i gave up on it. any others?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:13 PM   #4
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When you tried giFT, did you use the FastTrack (Kazaa) plugin as well as the openFT and gnutella plugins. The FastTrack plugin is not distributed with the rest of giFT, but if you search the giFT site, you'll find this link to it:

http://developer.berlios.de/projects/gift-fasttrack/

If you have these three plugins, then you've seen pretty much everything that people are offering in P2P, since these are the three major networks used by all P2P programs. That's why I would say that giFT is probably the best P2P program, since you can trade in each of these networks, and if any others are developed, there will probably be a plugin offered for those as well.

Enjoy!
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Old 11-02-2003, 07:15 PM   #5
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Limewire. :-) I use debian, and all I have to do is "apt-get install limewire"

It is generally quite reliable.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:31 PM   #6
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Cerbere: i'm pretty sure those three plugins were installed since i installed this package: gift-plugins-0.0.1burn-i686-1 and its description includes "...openFT, gnutella, and FastTrack (KaZaA) plugins."

or should i try compiling the individual plugins myself? it's been a week i guess so i don't remember much but i did edit the config file thing for gift so it'll use those plugins. maybe i'll try again.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:51 PM   #7
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k i installed gift again, still using the plugins package (a slackware package from linuxpackages.net) and giftcurs. it found about--WHOA! 3806824 users online. hmm. that didn't happen before. heh.
it was just over 20k users but i guess i can't complain. haha.

the searches are pretty slow but that's fine with me. i got loads of time from procrastination

Last edited by Choey; 11-02-2003 at 08:26 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:21 PM   #8
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Glad to hear that it's working better, Choey.

Now be sure that you only download material that's in the public domain. After all, you wouldn't want to make the RIAA angry ;-)

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:42 PM   #9
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the public domain?
i'm just used to kazaa's ip block thing so i don't think i how to identify a public domain. would you explain what i need to do to get riaa off my back, cause i'm not gay
 
Old 11-03-2003, 01:24 AM   #10
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choey---

otherwise u can just try DCGUI instead, thats what i use and its always worked fine for me...
http://dc.ketelhot.de/
// P
 
Old 11-03-2003, 01:40 AM   #11
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Choey --

One program I use for this sort of thing is Lopster.

It's great -- Never had any problems with it, and will download pretty quickly as well.

Run multiple searches, connect to multiple "networks" for lots and lots of hosts.

Very cool program.
http://lopster.sourceforge.net/

-Shade
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:34 AM   #12
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I'd say soulseek is the best.. google for 'nicotine' it's the name of the linux client.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:17 AM   #13
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Did you try mldonkey? It comes with various skins, like kmldonkey for kde. It's by far the best p2p program i'v come cross under linux.
It can connect to :

- fasttrack
- donkey
- bit torrent
- gnutella
- a bunch of others.

The kmldonkey frontend is just as intuitive as kazaa under windows. It's only not so trivial to install.

mldonkey

kmldonkey

Last edited by schatoor; 11-03-2003 at 07:19 AM.
 
  


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