Sidux/Useable applications/P2P file sharing
- A peer-to-peer network is assigned for file sharing between computers using p2p clients or web browsers.
- In some jurisdictions it can be illegal to upload or download files you do not have rights (a license) for.
- sidux has a BitTorrent application pre-installed, it's Transmission.
- 1. The first thing you have to do is finding a file to download (using a web browser) on torrent's
- search web sides and download metafile called "file.torrent".
- 2. Now run Transmission from: Menu-> Network-> Transmission.
- 3. Then add the "file.torrent" to downloading list.
- 4. Enter: Edit tab-> Preferences if you'd like change settings such as: download or upload speed limit,
- download folder, connection via proxy, using encryption connection or enable blocklist.
- Transmission home page: http://www.transmissionbt.com/
- About BitTorrent network on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_%28protocol%29
- Others p2p clients:
- 1. Deluge http://deluge-torrent.org/
- 2. Ktorrent (for KDE) http://ktorrent.org/
- 3. Bittornado http://www.bittornado.com/
- 4. Vuze (formerly Azureus; needs Java) http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
- A client application for eDonkey network is for example aMule:
apt-get install aMule
- 1. Run it from: Menu-> Network-> aMule
- 2. On first run the application asks you to receive servers list.
- 3. Then choose any available server (click twice on it) from the list going to "Networks" tab.
- 4. Then go to "Serches" tab, type a file name in "Name" field and click on "Start".
- 5. Mark a file and click on "Download".
- 6. Go to "Transfers" tab to check download transfer.
- aMule home page: http://www.amule.org
- About eDonkey network on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDonkey_network
- Others eDonkey clients:
- 1. xMule http://www.xmule.ws/
- 2. MLDonkey (multi-network client) http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/Main_Page
- A gnutella client installation:
apt-get install gtk-gnutella
- 2. Run it: Menu-> Network-> gtk-gnutella.
- 3. Type your file name into "Search" field.
- 4. Then click twice on the file to start downloading.
- 5. Check the transfer going to "Downloads" tab.
- gtk-gnutella home page: http://gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net/
- About Gnutella network on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnutella
- Others applications:
- 1. Mutella: http://mutella.sourceforge.net/
- 2. Qtella: http://qtella.sourceforge.net/
- 3. Phex (Java requires): http://www.phex.org/mambo/
- 4. XNap (Java requires): http://xnap.sourceforge.net/
- 5. MLDonkey
- p2m (peer-to-mail) network is a little different than all of theme above.
- All files you can download straight from an e-mail box.
- 1. To do that you have to log any p2m forum in and find a file "hashcode" that contains downloading details.
- The file lets you log automatically to an e-mail box and download files.
- But there is only one p2m client for Linux in this moment and it doesn't work with "hashcode" yet.
- So if you want to use the network find an e-mail box address and password for your file.
- 2. Now download the network client called OpenP2M: http://openp2m.sourceforge.net/download.php?language=en
- If the link doesn't work use second one: http://www.pavroo.w8w.pl/files/openp2m-portable0.185.zip
- 3. Extract file, get to the new folder using Terminal and run application:
- 4. Log in an e-mail box and download files.
- OpenP2M home page: http://openp2m.sourceforge.net/index.php?language=en
- The project has been finish time ago but Brazilian developers took it over.
- The last version of OpenP2M is ready to download from: http://www.p2mbrasil.com/v_vinicius_v/openp2m/index.html
- Moorie: http://moorie.pl/
- Gspace - Firefox add-on: http://www.getgspace.com/, installation: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1593/
- More about p2p networks on The World of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Wikibook.