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Old 07-06-2003, 08:34 AM   #1
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p2p filesharing under Linux


I've downloaded and isntalled LimeWire on my RH7 machine and have not been overly impressed by the performance, it does look nice though...

For one thing, the window tends to move, leaving parts of the window unreachable. It tends to creep up the screen and eventually off the screen <strange>

I have read in these forums that mldonkey is a good alternative, but have not been successfull in installing it.

If there are any suggestions on how to complie successfully, then please post...

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 08:42 AM   #2
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I'm using pysoulseek. I'm quite pleased with it.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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do you have a link for pysoulseek since i dont see it on freshmeat?
i agree, limewire is very clunky. damn java.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 04:05 PM   #4
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Here you go
 
Old 07-06-2003, 04:13 PM   #5
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xMule www.xmule.org is pretty good too. It's an edonkey/emule client.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 04:18 PM   #6
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gtk-gnutella is very good in my opinion. I used to use Limewire but I was convinced by many here that gnutella is superior and it is. You should check it out.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 06:21 PM   #7
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It all depends on what you want to download.
If you specify that then more detailed suggestions can be given. There are instructions on the software page of my on how to install various p2p programs.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 08:19 PM   #8
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is downloading off linux p2p any quicker then microcrap software like kazaa
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:42 PM   #9
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i have gtk-gnutella myself but i get tons of timeouts and non-connect issues as soon as it starts up. is there an options menu somewhere in the program too? i cant seem to find it.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:53 PM   #10
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ok, here is my breakdown (I have and sometimes do a ton of downloading)...

windass:

kazaalite - runs fairly well, large database - good for mp3's (except brand new songs, and make sure you get at least 160kb/s bitrate, anything lower usually sounds like crap)

emule - very good for video files, not so much for mp3's except maybe new full albums

direct connect - good for software, mp3's, pretty much anything, you have to share a lot of files to get into a good hub though.


Linux:

dc-gui - direct connect for linux - not quite as good as in windass

gtk-gnutella - boring interface, crappy database

limewire - better database than dc-gui or gtk, not bad.

kazaalite (thru wine) - works pretty well if you can get it going, i found downloads faster, but it can freeze in X sometimes.

Xmule - the emule for linux - same as in windass, a good p2p

those are the ones that I usually use, there are others, and if they were good and not so much of a pita to install, I would use them.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:00 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by yowwww

gtk-gnutella - boring interface, crappy database
hmmm...personally, I don't care if I get the files from a shell. Who cares about the interface? As for the database, well its not as good as Kazaa I'd say but I've found all the files that I've looked for.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:18 AM   #12
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now hold on, i am not saying it has to be 'pretty' but it does look kinda dull, it was more the database i wasn't impressed with. it was literally the worst database of any filesharing app i had ever used. when it looks dull and has a rotten db, it just makes it seem entirely worthless

nonetheless, it all depends on what one downloads or is ISO, you are lucky that you don't have any trouble getting the files you want, good enough then. for me, it was awful
 
Old 10-22-2003, 03:44 PM   #13
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what about d/l just mp3

i only want a p2p prg to d/l mp3

what will be the best choice
 
Old 10-22-2003, 04:12 PM   #14
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pySoulseek is great, but it is now unmaintained by it's author. A fellow named Hyriand (who submitted many patches for pySoulseek) has taken the codebase and is now maintaining it under the name of "nicotine."

Nicotine is almost identical, functionally and cosmetically to pySoulseek, and of course, it uses the same Soulseek network as pySoulseek. If you want to try PySoulseek you might as well go directly to nicotine. It is an excellent p2p client (read: the best I have found for Linux) and I recommend it to anyone looking for music and/or video.

get it here:
http://www.nicotine.thegraveyard.org/
 
Old 10-22-2003, 05:34 PM   #15
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SoulSeek/Nicotine is incredible for getting whole albums. My appetite for underground metal was satisfied only by SoulSeek...Kazaa never came close.


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