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Old 08-27-2004, 06:56 PM   #1
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p2p for linux?


Now I've changed to linux, I have formatted my HD, and of cource,
forgot to backup some potentional files. (music)
Is there a trustable p2p app for linux available?

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Old 08-27-2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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There is also xmule, and I think you can do newsgroups to I am not sure. I haven't been useing linux long.
Old 08-27-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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Go here:

Very helpful site.
Old 08-27-2004, 07:09 PM   #5
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LimeWire is pretty good too.
Old 08-27-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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Originally posted by ShakyJake
RIAA is pretty good too.
Old 08-27-2004, 07:19 PM   #7
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heres your options ...

networks: gnutella, openft, fasttrack, bittorent, irc (dcc) , and i think a few other I'm forgetting

anyways, kazaa uses the fasttrack network, so thats the one with PB's of info ... (mostly porn sadly)

anyways now on to the clients : limewire (and other gnutella clients) , gift (can use gnutella , openft, and fasttrack), umm i forget the client for bittorent, is it called bittorent?

i say get gift, you will also have to get a interface for it, as it comes in 2 pieces, the actual program, and a interface that connects to it and tells it what to do ...

for big files i hear bittorent is good .... and never forget irc chatrooms .. you can download stuff from there if you find a good file server
Old 08-27-2004, 07:34 PM   #8
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Cool, so if I download Gift, I'm in the good direction?
I know downloading with Irc, but its just that they don't have all the music I need (I mainly listen to classic music ...)

Old 08-27-2004, 07:58 PM   #9
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it's "giFT" btw

it's not the actual thing that you tell to download stuff.. it's a background program, and you use clients on top of it, such as Apollon, and giFTcurs, etc (they're all on the giFT site).
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Thanks for saving me the searching work

Old 08-27-2004, 08:08 PM   #11
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Personally I found Bit torrent to be a little too slow for me. As for p2p's... I got rid of them along with Windows... I think a year ago? =)

If you want to listen to classical music you can go to, [url]Digitally imported[/url]. I personally think this site is great (Classical music is found at the bottom).

If you want to get the songs you're listening to from the stream... here is what you gotta do.
Make sure that you...
1) Have XMMS started, and you're listening to the stream...
2) Have a terminal ready so that you can streamrip
3) Stop the stream when you're done listening to it. =)

Streamripper can be found (it's free) [url =] here [/url].

To streamrip, all you gotta do is this...
$ cd /path/to/music/dir

This part is where you have XMMS ready. Make sure that you have the playlist showing too... then you right click on the name. View the info on it... then just copy and paste it's URL to the terminal.

$ streamripper
The port may vary, I was just using that as an example. It also should continue going until you issue termination (ctrl+c, or ctrl+d). Make sure you keep track of it or it will start taking up hard disc space like no tomorrow =)

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giFT is indeed a very good p2p protocol.
Do give the giFTcurs client a try:

Also try Nicotine(=SoulSeek):

With those two you can access all big p2p networks.
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thanks to you all!
I'm trying them out AWS.
Old 08-28-2004, 06:36 AM   #14
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I got winmx running on linux too...but bittorrents the way to go.
Old 08-28-2004, 05:48 PM   #15
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how have u got winmx? can you tell me how to get it on my mandrake 10 please


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