View Full Version : Your Favorite P2P Software

03-02-2004, 12:43 PM
First off I am not asking this question in any piracy related manner as we all know P2P apps have plenty of legitimate legal uses as well. The question that I am in search of an answer for is "What is your favorite P2P app and why?". The market is absolutely flooded with these applications right now and I, as well as many others I'm sure, would like to take a gander at what all is out there. Please keep your "why" free of any piracy related contant as that is policy here at TweakTown. Thx!!! :thumb:

03-02-2004, 01:18 PM
i like guys who keep a thread politically correct ;)
anyways, coming back to topic. i like mldonkey (http://www.nongnu.org/mldonkey/) and this is why

Currently, with eDonkey , it supports several large networks, such as Overnet , Bittorrent , Gnutella (Bearshare, Limewire,etc), Gnutella2 (Shareaza), Fasttrack (Kazaa, Imesh, Grobster), Soulseek (beta), Direct-Connect (alpha), and Opennap (alpha).

03-02-2004, 01:51 PM
don't use p2p much, except BitTorrent (Azureus Client (http://sourceforge.net/projects/azureus/)), but you can get a few suggestions in the beginning of [this thread (http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15804&highlight=p2p)]

03-02-2004, 02:05 PM
Direct Connect ;)

I'm browsing a hub with 155 Tb data atm, that's 155.000 Gb :D

03-02-2004, 02:26 PM
i use DC++ myself...thousands of users...

www.dcplusplus.com (http://www.dcplusplus.com)

03-02-2004, 02:46 PM
I can never seem to find any good hubs or if I do it's always queued.

03-02-2004, 06:50 PM
I don't use one. :beer:

03-03-2004, 09:54 AM
How does BitTorrent work. I've been hearing alot about it lately?

03-03-2004, 09:58 AM
How does BitTorrent work. I've been hearing alot about it lately?

03-03-2004, 10:01 AM
I prefer KaZaA Lite K++ and Shareaza

03-03-2004, 10:10 AM
Please keep your "why" free of any piracy related contant as that is policy here at TweakTown. Thx!!! :thumb:
Kazaa Lite K++ is illegal, just FYI.:thumb: It is good, though. (how would I know that? :o )

03-03-2004, 10:22 AM
Kazaa isn't illegal, it's the content that people download thats illegal. Go Kazaa! Australian made. :thumb:

03-03-2004, 10:24 AM
Kazaa Lite K++ and Kazaa are not the same thing.
In case anyone wonders what happened to kpp:

03-03-2004, 10:26 AM
Isn't Kazaa Lite a version of Kazaa without the spyware?

Sorry to go off topic.

03-03-2004, 10:34 AM
Admins are probably going to yell at me but...

Kazaa Lite (last time I checked) was a legal version of Kazaa you can pay for, that doesn't come with the adware and spyware Kazaa does. Kazaa Lite K++, however, was different. It allowed you to not share files, and have 1000 participation constantly. It had no spyware, and it had many other features that made it a drastic improvement of Kazaa Media Desktop. It was also an illegal, "hacked" (for lack of a better word) version and the sites distributing it were forced to stop (and some were shut down entirely). That said, we aren't supposed to talk about it on TweakTown (http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15028).:no:

03-03-2004, 10:41 AM
Well said. Seems fine to me.

As was said, there's a difference between lite k++ and plain lite. Most sites that used to have k++ were forced to remove it. It still does exist though, and it still does work. But that's not really a matter for here.

03-03-2004, 06:39 PM
Noone has ever paid for Kazaa Lite or K++.... (that didn't get totally ripped off that is...)

If anyone wants it just search the kazaa network for "klitekpp243e.exe" It shares itself during install, so it is probably the most commonly shared file on the network.

03-03-2004, 06:41 PM
Google is actively fighting censorship by linking to the act that forced them to stop linking to certain Kazaa Lite webpages... The web pages in question are fully viewable at the page linked to at the bottom of this search results page.


03-03-2004, 11:33 PM
I like BitTorrent, its probably the most valuable p2p network for 'legal' files, as publishers can distribute shareware/demo's/updates/etc relatively easilly, and have the end-user soak up the bandwidth usage.
That being said, it has been rumored for awhile now that Valve (Half-Life/Counter-Strike/etc) is working with BT's author to implement it into their software distribution process, to avoid the server crashes they've been plagued with since going live.
I'd also like to point out that I released CS1.6 update over BT about 4hrs after it was available, and about 3.5hrs after Valve's network completely and utterly died, and had over 40,000 people download my copy before Valve fixed their servers and put up other means of downloading it.

03-04-2004, 05:36 PM
I find it hilarious that of all people it was Sharman Networks that registered the complaint against the K++ App. Quite a contradiction!

03-04-2004, 05:39 PM
I'm very interested in somthing with anomity as my ISP has shut me down twice already. Anything come to mind?

03-07-2004, 02:26 PM
i think in my country everything is legal
an i used kazaa to p2p the torrent doesn't work here
work but it has very long term tu download something

03-07-2004, 03:20 PM
I'm very interested in somthing with anomitynothing is completely anonymous, not from your ISP anyway

03-08-2004, 07:20 PM
I've used them all and would totally recommend WinMX (http://www.winmx.com/)