Port Forwarding Tutorial For P2P Clients

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To get the best performance in P2P networks such as BitTorrent, you need to forward ports, otherwise you won’t be able to accept incoming connections and might miss a lot of peers / sources for your files (if you need a more detailed explanation, check out this article). Especially older file sharing protocols, such as eMule/eDonkey2000, Ares P2P, and Soulseek …

Configuring The Windows Firewall For P2P

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In some rare cases, file sharing clients can be hindered from connecting correctly because the Windows firewall blocks either incoming or outgoing connections. Admittedly, this doesn’t happen very often, since modern P2P clients tend to automatically setup exceptions in the firewall. If, however, you can’t find any other reason why you cannot accept incoming connections, or even connect at all, …

How Does P2P File Sharing Work?

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Ever since 1999, when the first P2P application, called Napster, appeared on the scene, downloading files using file sharing networks has become a national sport in almost all countries of the world. Today, almost everybody knows about torrents, sites like The Pirate Bay are more popular than ever, BitTorrent makes up to a very large number of the world wide …

VPNetmon Tutorial And Review – Does It Work Well?

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This little piece of free software is made as a replacement for the application killer feature some VPN providers include in their software. In case of an unexpected disconnect, it automatically closes any running program you like, for example a torrent client. When the connection is back up, it restarts the closed programs. Setup is not as easy as we’d …

Soulseek Configuration Guide

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Soulseek has a number of options, and in this walkthrough we’ll walk you through the settings and explain what they do and how to correctly setup the client for your needs. Keep in mind Soulseek works, for the most part, fine out of the box. Especially important is to setup port forwarding, because without it you won’t be able to …

Ares Galaxy – P2P For Music

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Quick Overview: Build for sharing smaller files, in particular MP3 music, Ares is particularly interesting if you like to download not whole albums but separate tracks. It uses its own network, but also supports torrents. There is a lot of music to be found, and downloads typically take a few seconds to minutes per song; rare tracks might take a …