Nodes.dat – File For eMule

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To connect to the Kademlia-network, you usually don’t need anything, since most clients come equiped with a list of nodes to join the party. In some cases it might be helpful to have a list of active nodes, which is saved in a file named nodes.dat. Lists of active nodes to bootstrap into the network (i.e. connect for the first …

eD2k / eDonkey

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Anyone who has been sharing files before BitTorrent became popular has heard the name of eDonkey (or eD2k), one of the first protocols build for larger files. Based on servers, which can be setup by anyone through a simple software. It can be described as a semi-centralized protocol, and currently there are around 7 servers online. However, most clients also …

Morpheus – A Giant That Is No More

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Morpheus was a popular client for OpenNap, FastTrack (later abandoned), Gnutella and Gnutella2, and even BitTorrent, and is even featured in the (in-)famous “Don’t Download This Song” from “Weird Al” Yankovic. It had all the features of a good P2P-client, a build-in music player, a big community, iTunes integration, you name it. Never limited to only one network, support for …

TorrentSpy – A Torrent Information Program

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TorrentSpy can relate to two different things: A now defunct BitTorrent indexer, which was the most visited in 2006 according to TorrentFreak, and a little program from 2004 to extract information from a torrent-file, showing users everything from the files included to the current ratio of seeders and peers. You can find the official website here. (TorrentSpy in action) Can …

Server.met – Server Lists For eMule

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For every ed2k or eDonkey2000-client such as eMule, you need an up-to-date server list to connect to the network. Of course, there’s is also the decentralized Kademlia, but not all clients support it. So, you should know how to load fresh, working servers. The so-called server.met file contains this server list, and there are several sources where you can get …

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 …

mP2P / Manolito – Now Defunct

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Manolito P2P, or mP2P, is a file sharing protocol developed Pablo Soto, a spanish programmer. Back in 2001, it was part of the big explosion of P2P protocols, and considered as a new hope by many. Go to the official site for more. Notable clients were Piolet, Blubster and Manolito. The advantage to other networks were technical in nature; for …

Ares Galaxy Configuration Guide

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ADVANCED GUIDE: You don’t need to go through this guide to use Ares Galaxy, but it can help you to customize the client to your needs. The most important points are mentioned above, the other, more subtle options are explained below. To access the settings, click on “Control Panel” on the upper part of the screen. General First of all, if …

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 …