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  • ... unless all upload streams pass through the server. And you don't really want that. Most p2p servers are just matchmakers for their clients. Since the actual data transfer works point-to-point there's really no way for the server to restrict the flow.


    • Yes, this is probably the explanation behind this whole matter.

      I don't even know whether the ratio-thing is implemented in the original eEule client since I never used it. What did however surprise me is that the programmers of a GPL-projects would even bother to implement such a mechanism. Considering the targeted audience it's rather easy to predict that some people will circumvent it making the whole thing probably worse than it would have been without it in the first place. The honest (or clueless) peo
  • Have you ever considered using the real thing? We have a Linux command line client, and there is an open source GUI frontend [] that works with the command line clients of both eDonkey2000 as well as the serverless (and overall better) client, Overnet [].

    What's cool is that because the Linux market is so small, there are no banners or anything of the sort, and it's still free (as in beer). We make our money off of all the Windows users.

    • I think when I wrote eDonkey, each time I meant eMule. Those two aren't the same, or are they? Anyway, it's so confusing...

      As for the original edonkey client, yes, those were the days really. I used it for a while at the beginning. At this time, the gtk-GUI already existed but I wasn't able to make it work reliably so I used the command-line interface. That was funny since this program did not use libreadline or anything like that but plan stdin and stdout. It was close to unusable, servers only had a coup
      • Yeah, the two are different. eMule is the open source clone. Basically, the guy that originally wrote eDonkey says that eMule was the better client a few years ago, even though they reverse-engineered his protocol and such. Now, however, I think the official client is quite a bit better than any alternative (even those using other networks), due in part to having more programmers and using better software development methodologies. There is also a nice plugin architecture now for other protocols, and we've

  • another edonkey client is mlDonkey