LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-07-2003, 02:52 AM   #16
Pwcca
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30

I don't like big fat GUI's either... but in some cases a GUI is just nice. I'm a big fan of FOX, personally. I think GTK and especially Qt are really pointlessly bloated and over-done. I can see how a command-line interface would work just fine for a p2p client, though... especially with a transparent aterm

But, anyway.... now i'm really confused about the whole FastTrack thing. I've been reading the giFT faq and i've come across some interesting info. It would appear that there is no FastTrack plugin for giFT. There once was, but no more since FastTrack changed their protocol. What they use is a clone of FastTrack, but a totally different network.

Here's a quote from their FAQ :

Quote:
FastTrack (KaZaa, Morpheus, Grokster)

* What is this "FastTrack"?
FastTrack is the company that licenses the library that KaZaA/Grokster (Morpheus uses Gnutella now) operates off of
* What's your connection with FastTrack?
giFT 0.9.x used the FastTrack network. FastTrack changed the encryption, end of story. Since October 2001 we've been fully focused on the "new" giFT and OpenFT. Don't ask us for a FastTrack client, just forget about it.
* Are you working on getting back into FastTrack's network?
No. Although quite a few people made attempts to reverse engineer the new encryption, nobody has succeeded, and nobody is working on it anymore because OpenFT kicks so much ass nobody even remembers FastTrack.
Is this not current info? Is there in fact a plugin for FastTrack or just the OpenFT "clone"?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:47 AM   #17
crashmeister
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
Go to https://developer.berlios.de/projects/gift-fasttrack/
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:46 AM   #18
Trinity22
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: oregon coast
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 280

Rep: Reputation: 30
Xmule runs....as for working well.....I had it running for 7 hours and it downloaded 1 song. I'm trying not to complain after being w/o p2p apps for nearly 3 weeks.

I've heard great things about giFT....cept for it seems that one must have Stephen Hawking like knowledge to install it. Or maybe I'm too much of a noob. I'd kill to be on the fasttrack network again though.

trinity
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:01 AM   #19
crashmeister
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
Runs is a relative term.D/l'ed 1.6 gig with mldonkey in 15 hrs.That's the reason I got rid of xmule.
giFT ain't that bad to install with gentoo.There are also .deb's available.Don't know about the .rpm crowd.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:14 AM   #20
Trinity22
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: oregon coast
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 280

Rep: Reputation: 30
crashmeister.

I read that xmule has a higher priority over mldonkey. or maybe that was edonkey. there are too many "donkey" p2p apps. .

I would kill for a giFT rpm. I'm going to have to ask Santa for it I suppose.

trinity
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:46 AM   #21
crashmeister
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
Quote:
Originally posted by Trinity22
crashmeister.

I read that xmule has a higher priority over mldonkey. or maybe that was edonkey. there are too many "donkey" p2p apps. .

There is a lot of conspiration theories in the p2p world.You need someone to blame if the connections are too slow

If you agree on a target I'll tell you where to get a rpm for gift.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 07:57 AM   #22
Trinity22
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: oregon coast
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 280

Rep: Reputation: 30
If I agree on a target, wha? lol. I need sleep, it's 5 a.m. and I've been at this since noon. I'm about to take a valium and pretend like I never heard of wine or kazaa. :P. Perhaps this will make more sense later.

trinity
 
Old 08-07-2003, 03:44 PM   #23
ereeno
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: New Westminster BC, Canada
Distribution: mandrake 9.1
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
an update on my status... if anyone cares

i got direct connect (dcgui) working. wow, that's almost too much for me. like IRC, so much to wade through. i guess i just have to get better at it.

i also got limewire installed and running, but it can't seem to connect to a network of any kind. i hit connect, and the connections screen just says "connecting..." and just stays like that, then disappears after a while and i'm still not connected. any idea why this might be? am i still missing something?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:43 PM   #24
newbe45
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: fedora, gentoo
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
what connection to you have?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:43 PM   #25
ereeno
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: New Westminster BC, Canada
Distribution: mandrake 9.1
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i'm not sure what you mean.

in the preferences there is a list of about 5 servers to connect to by default, but it can never connect.

i'm on DSL
 
Old 08-07-2003, 09:26 PM   #26
synaptical
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Mint 13/15, CentOS 6.4
Posts: 2,020

Rep: Reputation: 47
as a newb, i found giFT (w/giFTcurs) the easiest to install and use of all of the donkey/mules, and there are hundreds of terrabytes of data available (or whatever is a PB ) with FastTrack + Gnutella plugins.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:00 PM   #27
sbilstein
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: south florida
Distribution: red hat 8.0
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use giFt with giFtCurs and it rules. Except i found myself disabling the gnutella plugin because that sucks. Opne Ft is good, and i'd like to try that fasttrack plugin. Btw gift is a an easy compile and so is giftcurs.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 04:43 AM   #28
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 68
Quote:
Originally posted by synaptical
as a newb, i found giFT (w/giFTcurs) the easiest to install and use of all of the donkey/mules, and there are hundreds of terrabytes of data available (or whatever is a PB ) with FastTrack + Gnutella plugins.
Pentabyte It's what, a thousand terabytes IIRC.

Cool
 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:44 PM   #29
klios
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Installing MLdonkey in Mandrake is a matter of typing

urpmi mldonkey

in a console as a root (if you set up urpmi sources - to do that go to http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/ ).

It has plugins for FastTrack, OpenNap, DirectConnect, SoulSeek, Gnutella. However it likes your RAM a lot. It eats it for breakfast lunch and dinner. I have 128 MB of RAM and it's barely enough.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:49 PM   #30
crashmeister
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
Try to compile it yourself.Don't know why but I never had much luck with any packaged mldonkey,
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting works, playing music works, reading tags doesn't Celettu Linux - Newbie 7 08-23-2006 01:27 PM
apache works, website works, but not from outside? kahn Linux - Software 7 08-05-2005 03:38 AM
Risk of Linux P2P vs. Windows P2P software snatale1 Linux - Software 2 12-04-2004 08:14 PM
Strange USB problems - it works AND it works not Nightfrost Linux - Hardware 2 10-07-2004 07:07 PM
I need a P2P that works behind a FIREWALLED port-blocked college network! shassouneh Linux - Networking 3 04-05-2002 02:34 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration