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#1 2004-03-25 17:21:47

whol
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Registered: 2004-02-04
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good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

I'm wholly unfamiliar with p2p clients under linux, though I really liked kazaa lite when I was running windoze.  There was also Direct Connect, which was pretty good. 

I saw a screenshot of an Arch Linux users desktop, and he had a "Kazaa" icon on his desktop (I forget where I saw the pic).  I wonder if he was really running Kazaa on Arch?

thx

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#2 2004-03-25 17:31:45

dp
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

hmm ... i dont know kazaa or something like this, but p2p under linux is called "gift" and consists of a daemon and clients ... dont know the details, but i tried it and it can find a lot of ebooks over the internet very fast (using fasttrack, openft and gnutella -- hope others knowing better about it can tell you more) ... my help:

[damir@Asteraceae /]$ pacman -Ss gift
extra/gift 0.11.6-1
    A bridge between P2P protocols and front-ends.
extra/gift-fasttrack 0.8.5-2
    A FastTrack plugin for giFT.
extra/gift-gnutella 0.0.9.2-1
    GiFT's Gnutella plugin.
extra/gift-openft 0.2.1.2-1
    GiFT's OpenFT plugin
extra/giftcurs 0.6.2-1
    A curses frontend to the giFT daemon.
extra/giftoxic 0.0.9-2
    A GTK frontend for the giFT daemon
[damir@Asteraceae /]$ 

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#3 2004-03-25 17:45:30

robot5x
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

It is possible to get Kazaa running on Linux but I've got no idea why you'd want to. Gift has everything you need - it's easily the best p2p I've used. Suports OpenFt, Gnutella and FastTrack which means I can usually connect to 3.5m people...there are packages for all these and even a nice ncurses frontend.
Wowee.

mldonkey is also worth trying.

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#4 2004-03-25 17:50:31

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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

I myself tend to use amule for p2p stuff and I am the maintainer of it in the staging tur.  It is the official client of emule (which is an awesome edonkey2000 clone in windows).  I actually met one of the developers of emule.  They tend to be pretty active in developing it. 

Kritoke


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#5 2004-03-25 19:22:31

wakeupbomb
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From: Liverpool, UK
Registered: 2004-02-15
Posts: 164

Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

Use gift with all the plugins and use apollon as the front end. It looks wonderful. But I don't think apollon is in pacman...but I may be wrong.

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#6 2004-03-25 19:57:15

robot5x
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

There's no package for apollon, but it is in incoming.
There are also packages for Direct Connect but I've never used them so wouldn't be able to say what they're like -
extra/cccp 0.9-1
    CCCP is a Direct Connect filesharing client that uses DCTC (Direct Connect
    Text Client)
extra/dcgui-qt 0.2.20-1
    Direct Connect 4 Linux File Sharing program.
extra/dclib 0.2.20-1
    Libraries for the Direct Connect 4 Linux (dcgui-qt) File Sharing program.
extra/dctc 0.85.9-1
    A Direct Connect clone

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#7 2004-03-25 21:04:24

Luis Q. R.
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Registered: 2003-02-20
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

I don't use p2p clients in Linux because I've tried some and they didn't work quite right, and because I don't know how to make the ed2k links work in the browsers. I use Overnet and Kazaa in Windows because:

- They download fast.
- I don't care about spyware and trojans because my personal information is stored in Linux, and Windows can't access it. It's used just for games and crap.

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#8 2004-03-25 21:27:33

im_ka
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

i use nicotine (pacman -S nicotine) for music. it's a soulseek client. great p2p to download music.

i use lmule for movies. it's not really fast, but i'm patient smile

i'll check out gift

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#9 2004-03-25 22:02:42

Shemeta
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

i am pretty happy with Gtk-Gnutella.

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#10 2004-03-26 06:00:09

whol
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

Thanks for all the feedback, I now have gift running.  I don't guess it's named after "the gift that keeps on giving"?  This weekend I will try some of the others, looking forward to amule.

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#11 2004-03-26 06:00:26

whol
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

Thanks for all the feedback, I now have gift running.  I don't guess it's named after "the gift that keeps on giving"?  This weekend I will try some of the others, looking forward to amule.

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#12 2004-04-14 21:14:50

bigh
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From: Zurich, Switzerland
Registered: 2004-03-23
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

Kazaa = Fasttrack.. So its easy to run fasttrack under linux... but it sucks anyway..

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#13 2004-04-23 00:34:35

im_ka
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Registered: 2004-03-07
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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

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#14 2004-04-23 00:44:52

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Re: good p2p clients? kazaa lite?

I like Limewire, but I stopped using it after gift-gnutella started working, and it helps that Arch has a package for it.


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